Cold air built into the region Monday night and lingered over the region on Tuesday. However, Tuesday morning’s cold northerly wind shifted to the southwest late in the day and that wind shift signaled the arrival of milder air.
While temperatures fell into the 20s Tuesday evening, clouds increased overnigh (which led to some scattered very light showers this morning) and so too did the temperatures, with readings climbing to the lower and middle 30s by morning. Temperatures will continue to inch upward today and despite a bit of a damp and gray start to the day, we should see some developing breaks of sunshine during the afternoon.
Southwesterly winds will persist over the region for the next couple of days, continuing to tug milder air into the Northeast and ensuring a stretch of above normal temperatures through the middle and end of the work week.
Expect temperatures to top out in the middle and upper 40s today, the 40s to middle 50s in spots on Thursday and similar readings on Friday before colder air returns.