New Year’s Forecast: Wet end to 2022; mild start to 2023

 

ACTIVE WEATHER TO END THE YEAR: Heading into the final weekend of the 2022, the weather across Delmarva will be tame compared to the flooding, wind and frigid temperatures that led into Christmas Weekend. However, wet weather is expected at times for most of the afternoon and evening on New Year’s Eve. The good news? Travel conditions will be improving for New Year’s Eve festivities. Showers will move out before the ball drop and dry weather is expected into the early hours of New Year’s Day.

 

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SIMILAR SCENARIO: Like last week, showers and pockets of steadier rain will overspread the area in advance of an approaching cold front on Saturday. However, this time there will not be a deep layer of brutal arctic air accelerating the movement of the cold front. Wind – and in turn coastal flooding – will not be a concern.

 

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NO FLASH FREEZE: There also won’t be concern for icy travel. The cold airmass that will be moving into the area is very shallow, meaning it will not have much of a pronounced effect on our area.  Temperatures will only drop slightly, staying above freezing into the first hours of 2023.

MILD START TO 2023: Warmer air is set to move back in from the south for the first few days of the new year. High temperatures will be in the 60s for much of Delmarva through the middle of next week (average temps for this time of the year in Salisbury are in the upper 40s, with lows in the upper 20s). The area will not experience sub-freezing temperatures again through at least Thursday. A more detailed look at the 7-day forecast here: https://www.wmdt.com/weather/

 

 

 

 

 

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