The Arctic air mass is backing off, but it will take some time to build temperatures back up. It will be another cold night with lows in the mid 20s under clear to partly cloudy. We will enjoy a quiet and dry, but still chilly stretch into the start of the weekend. Highs will run in the 40s, that's still 10° to 15° below-normal. Sunshine will role the skies and continue to melt the snow that is on the ground. While our pattern remains fair and chilly, the East Coast will be dealing with rain from a develop Nor'easter. The rain will push right past the Commonwealth and run up the coast.
As we enter next week this bitter blast will be in the rear view. High temperatures will finally get back to normal. We'll return to the lower 50s on Sunday and continue to moderate through this time next week. The only little wrinkle will be more clouds Monday and Tuesday. Skies will clear out through mid-week. Rain chances will be on the rise with our next cold front, which is set to arrive by week's end.