This week is starting out with two storm systems that will mostly miss the city. A weak low pressure system is passing to our south today, bringing a bit of light snow to southern New Jersey and possibly eastern Long Island. Overall though that storm is just far enough away to not be much of a weather maker. Instead we'll see mostly cloudy skies and a high in the mid 30s. That's the coldest it has been in more than two weeks.
In a rare moment of total agreement, the Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all say tonight's low will be 26 degrees. They also all agree that we could see a bit of snow tomorrow afternoon as a fast-moving storm passes to the north of the city. Snowfall will be limited to about an inch, with a chance that snow will turn to rain later in the day. Tomorrow's high will again be in the mid 30s with a wind chill in the 20s.
Warmer air will wedge its way northward for a brief moment on Wednesday, warming us to the mid 40s, but that will be our last warm day for a while. A cold Canadian air mass, reinforced by a series of dry cold fronts, will cool things down to the upper 30s on Thursday and to the lower to mid 30s from Friday until the middle of next week.