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Gusty, cold Valentine's Day ahead

Posted at 5:37 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 19:06:42-05

NEW YORK — An area of low pressure that brought rain for a good part of Thursday is on the way out of the region. Behind it, cold air will filter in just in time for Valentines Day. Temperatures will be below normal, but the chill will be brief. By Sunday, temperatures will back on the climb.

Skies will be clearing out Thursday night as high pressure from Canada slides into the region. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s, but winds will be picking up with gusts 20-30 mph. By daybreak, it will feel more like 20 degrees.

It will be sunny all day on Valentines Day, but the strong northwesterly flow keep the chill in place. Temperatures may only climb a few degrees into the lower 30s during the day. Feel-like readings will hold right at around 20 degrees, then begin to fall as we head into the evening.

The core of the cold moves in Friday night as high pressure settles right over the region. Temperatures will end up dropping into the teens. The winds will back off, but any breeze could make it feel like the single digits.

It remains cold for at least one more day. Temperatures will climb into the mid 30s on Saturday under mostly sunny skies.

By Sunday, winds will shift more southwesterly, allowing the temperatures to recover nicely into the upper 40s.

Heading into next week, temperatures will hold in the mid 40s on Monday. We may approach 50 by Tuesday, but a cold front will bring showers late on Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will start to cool back down into the 30s for the latter part of the week.