NWS: No Arctic blasts, big storms on the horizon

    The upcoming weather pattern is generally tranquil, forecasters say. 

    After a chilly Black Friday, temperatures will begin to moderate, resulting in more normal conditions over the weekend. 

    “Overall [it] looks like a fairly benign pattern for the Mid-Atlantic region over the next few days, with no big storms on the horizon and temperatures generally within a few degrees of normal,” wrote forecaster Alan Cope of the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ in the agency’s Friday morning Forecast Discussion. 

    At the Jersey Shore, high temperatures are expected to climb into the 40s Saturday, reaching the 50s Sunday and close to 60 Monday, according to the latest NOAA forecast.

    But by Tuesday, temperatures drop back to the 40s before rebounding to the 50s Wednesday.

    Looking forward, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 40 to 50 percent chance of above normal temperatures between Dec. 3 and Dec. 7. 

    Photo by Ray Yeager – RTY Photography LLC

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