7:00 AM | Another week...another Arctic blast (or two)

6-Day NYC Forecast

Today

Clouds this morning will give way to increasing amounts of sunshine, windy, very cold with temperatures into the teens during the day along with sub-zero wind chills

Tonight

Mostly clear, blustery, brutally cold with low temperatures not far from 0 degrees and sub-zero wind chills

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, still very cold, highs near 20 degrees

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, chance for snow showers, quite cold, upper teens

Wednesday

Partly sunny, not as harsh, maybe a snow shower, low-to-mid 30’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, much colder again, windy, low 20’s

Friday

Partly sunny, still quite cold, low-to-mid 20’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, not as harsh, near 30 degrees

Discussion

After a temporary “warm-up” on Sunday following the weekend snowfall, more Arctic air is pouring into the Mid-Atlantic region today and the new work week will get off to a much colder start compared to the end of the weekend. Temperatures today will drop into the teens and an increasing wind will generate much lower wind chill values. Temperatures tonight will once again flirt with the 0 degree mark in much of the I-95 corridor and, unfortunately, that may not be the last time this week as brutal cold conditions are likely again late this week after the arrival of another Arctic blast.

Looking back to the significant weekend snowfall in the I-95 corridor, what was quite amazing is that it took place with a steady, strong southerly wind. In normal winters, this type of synoptic weather pattern would have produced little in the way of accumulating snow in the I-95 corridor; especially, in late February, but given the extreme cold heading into the weekend, even a southerly wind couldn’t stop accumulating snow in much of the region between DC and NYC.

Video

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