As a powerful cold front plows through the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas this morning, rain will end from west to east by 10 AM. Behind the cold front which has already produced very heavy downpours and wind gusts up to 70 mph, temperatures will fall through the day through the 50's, 40's, and eventually the 30's by the late afternoon and early evening hours. Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph at times which will make temperatures fell like the 30's and 20's by this afternoon.
High pressure will be in control tonight on through Saturday with scattered cloud cover and winds from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph. The high pressure system will bring a much colder air mass to the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas as temperatures fall back to below normal levels. A weak low pressure system will follow on Sunday with scattered snow showers capable of producing a dusting to an inch of snow for some locations. Another weak disturbance will move through on Monday night into Tuesday with another round of scattered snow showers. Temperatures will range from the upper 10's to mid 20's for lows and upper 20's to mid 30's through Tuesday.