The worst of the recent cold and perhaps the coldest days of the winter may be behind the New York City area. However, there are some storms on the horizon.
A pattern change will take away the pure arctic flow of air to allow milder Pacific air to mix in during the last few days of January and into February.
Through at least the first half of February, nighttime lows in the single digits and highs in the teens are not likely for the city.
Temperatures will reach toward the 30-year average or a tad above average late this week into the big football weekend. The average high and low for late January/early February is 39 and 27 F respectively. Average temperatures begin to trend upward during February.
Before another round of storms, the Chinese New Year will be celebrated Friday in the city with rain-free skies.
Despite dry weather through Saturday, a series of storms will affect the region Sunday through next week.
The first two or three systems will be weak with light precipitation. A storm on Sunday tracking well to the north will bring mostly rain showers to the area. A second storm could just skip by to the south on Monday, but may track close enough to bring a little snow to the area.
A storm during the middle of next week could be strong with heavy precipitation. Details on the form and extent of the precipitation will be made available as soon as possible.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. and noon EST. We will be talking about the weather pattern favoring storms moving up from the South and Southwest during February.
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