High pressure and dry weather are the main message this weekend.
Forecast models are showing a strong area or ridge of high pressure from the central US through most of the eastern Great Lakes. Next week that ridge of high pressure will actually build back to the west instead of moving east in a normal fashion. That area of high pressure will stand firm and keep things on the dry side as far as any rain is concerned over the central US through about Tuesday.
The anticipated dominance of this area of high pressure over the Tri-States should be very effective at squashing any rain chances, by deflecting them to the south and north In addition to the deflection of the storm systems, the high pressure will really keep the air dry, stymying rain potential at near zero through about Tuesday or Wednesday.
While we have a cool weekend set up for the area a slow warming trend for much of next week still looks likely,