Arctic cold air will remain in place through the end of this week with temperatures well below normal. With the cold air in place, dry conditions can be expected through Friday morning with light and variable winds. Low temperatures will range from the single digits to the lower 10's. High temperatures will range from the upper 10's to mid 20's.
A weak area of low pressure will pass to the south of New Jersey with periods of light to moderate snow for Friday evening through early Saturday morning. The majority of the snowfall will be focused along the coast with up to 4" possible, while the interior will likely experience just scattered snow showers. Temperatures will range from the upper 10's to lower 20's for lows and upper 10's to lower 20's for highs.
High pressure will be in control Saturday through Monday with slowly moderating temperatures. Scattered clouds can be expected with winds veering to the southwest, transporting warmer air into the region. Temperatures on Saturday will range from the upper 10's to lower 20's for lows and mid to upper 20's for highs. Temperatures on Sunday will range from the lower to mid 10's for lows and upper 20's to lower 30's for highs. Temperatures on Monday will rebound into the lower to mid 20's for lows and upper 30's to lower 40's for highs.
An area of low pressure will track to the west of the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas with periods of rain expected, potentially mixing with sleet and snow over the interior. Temperatures will range from the upper 20's to lower 30's for lows and mid to upper 40's for highs.