12/10/2020 Late Night Update: Mild into the weekend-Watch out next week-Winter returns

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The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo.

It was a relative mild December day-Despite not having much sunshine. Temps were 5-210 degrees milder than yester-reaching the low 490s, 5 to 6 degrees above normal. We should squeeze out a decent Friday…before some unsettled weather moves in over the weekend., If things work out-most of the showers will be Saturday afternoon into Saturday night…and then a mostly dry day on Sunday and very mild.

Latest Surface Maps…..High Pressure over the mid Atlantic Coast will keep us dry through Friday with above normal temps in the 40s.The Big Storm in the Southern Rockies tracks into the Great Lakes-west of us Sunday morning…this means a band of showers and mild weather. I think most of the rain will be over by Sunday Morning.

FUTURECAST……Wedge of dry air for the next 24 Hours……then moisture will approach from the west and south on Saturday-so skies will be clouding up. We expect a band of showers to clip us in the afternoon…esp from Albany eastward. More widespread showers will move in for Sat

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The Next 48 Hours…..TONIGHT: Bec. Partly cloudy. FRIDAY: Mix clouds and sun, Mild for Mid December SATURDAY: Clouding up…few afternoon showers-more numerous in New England.

Obviously the Geomagnetic storm was not strong enough for The northern Lights…BUT-We have a Great Meteor Shower peaking this weekend, and Sunday night may be pretty good for viewing around here.

The BEST Meteor Shower of the year is going on right now if the weather cooperates…The Geminid….It Peaks this weekend…..Sunday night…Best at 2am Monday. Up to 120 meteors per hour…these tend to be bright. If you see 10-15 you are doing well.

7-Day Forecast…..

Milder Weather into the Weekend for sure and a bit of wet weather later Sat-Sat night…Colder air moves in for Monday. New data today indicates the potential of a Storm Threat for Wednesday into Thu AM(cold enough for snow)……and the 10-Day Outlook shows more chilly weather to follow.

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