Below-average temperatures expected over next few days
Slightly below-average temperatures are expected to hover over the region over the next several days, the National Weather Service said.
Low pressure off the New England cost will slowly fade away over the next few days as high pressure from the southwest gradually pushes into the region. Being situated between the two pressure systems will keep the area in colder-than-usual temperatures for the time of year.
From Thursday night into Friday, the winds will diminish as the high pressure system settles over the area, giving mostly dry conditions through Friday.
But as for next month, meteorologists are predicting December temperatures to fluctuate from mild to cold along the east coast.
Several storms are expected to hit the east coast with the potential of disrupting travel and possibly shipping from Wednesday through Dec. 25. Though no long-term frigid conditions are forecast as of yet, prolonged abnormal warmth is also unlikely.
Over the span of nine days, it’s possible three storms could roll across the east coast.
The first storm is expected to hit this weekend. Meteorologists said the storm will mainly bring rain to the northeast.
A second storm is expected to stir up over the southwestern states early next week, then swing northeast around mid-week. It’s unclear whether that storm brings rain, snow or a wintery mix.
Later next week, a third storm is expected to gain momentum and hit the east coast, with more of a focus in the south and along the immediate Atlantic coast.
As with any storm that brings rain, urban flooding is possible and bad driving conditions, too. Fog and low clouds could possibly lead to some airline delays.