Our stretch of nasty and chilly weather has finally come to an end. High pressure will set up camp southeast of the area and bring in unseasonably warm air this weekend continuing into next week. Latest model guidance has been showing a weak tropical system dropping a significant amount of rain on the Delaware Valley. The timeframe of this storm will be Wednesday or Thursday of next week. I will continue to monitor this situation.
Over the last few weeks, I have received a few inquiries about the upcoming winter. I am still waiting to see how the pattern will set up later in the month. As of right now, it looks to be a snowy winter with the La Niña (cooler Pacific temperatures) projected to shift to an El Niño (warmer Pacific temperatures). Historically, winters where this transition takes place are snowier and colder than average. I will issue an official forecast later in the month.
Here is the five day forecast:
Lastly, this September was also the third wettest September on record. By the end of the year, we will most likely break the yearly rain record.