Journeying over the river or through the woods?
10:40 AM 12/28 - For those traveling hither and yon as the final week of 2014 opens, we offer a brief update to see if any snow awaits you at the next station.
Highs Sunday and Monday should range from the upper 30s to the middle 40s for most of the Mid-Atlantic. On Tuesday, there's even a touch of powder possible for areas east of the I-81 corridor. After that, an approaching cold front will bring temperatures back below normal heading into New Year's celebrations.
TODAY - Rain showers develop toward Noon, with a brief lull in mid-afternoon then resuming into the evening hours. Highs in the upper 40s with light West winds.
TONIGHT - Rainfall tapers off overnight, leaving overcast skies into the morning. Temperatures drop into the upper 30s under light Northwest winds around 5 mph.
MONDAY - As the singer Sting once wrote, "Heavy Cloud, But No Rain." Thick morning cloud cover will eventually give way to a mix of clouds and sun with temps reaching the middle 40s. The most notable though subtle change will be that wind-- shifting to the North. This ushers in much cooler conditions from a large Polar air mass to dominate the country's weather the next few days.
TUESDAY - Some computer models have been hinting at a touch of snow in the daytime hours. Available liquid is expected to be slight, but with Arctic air ruling from upper levels, any snow that falls will be rather fluffy and could easily accumulate, though amounts would be low. We'll keep watching this potential and let you know more on Monday.
Best wishes to all travelers if you are journeying back home before a shortened work week starts.