Beautiful Wednesday But Turbulence Lies Ahead Severe Weather Laura Remnants
Here we are in the late summer and we are starting to get visits of cooler dry air masses from Canada. One such air mass is with us today and there won’t be any real complaints. We have blue skies and sunshine, low humidity and a day where highs will reach the upper 70s and lower 80s. In fact many areas north and northeast of NYC today won’t be getting much higher than the middle 70s! Dew points this afternoon will be down in the 40s in many areas and we haven’t seen that since back in June. The satellite shows mainly clear skies today with nothing more than a few passing clouds. Radars are nice and quiet.
Unfortunately this dry air mass is only here for today and will be moving out tonight. So while this evening starts clear, clouds will be arriving as humidity starts to rise. Overnight temperatures will hold in the 60s.
Tropical air is coming back Thursday and so are warmer temperatures with highs will reach the upper 80s and low 90s. There is a weather front that will be moving through Thursday night and we will see some showers and thunderstorms late Thursday and Thursday night. The Storm Prediction Center has much of our area either in a slight risk or enhanced risk of severe weather.
Friday will be another steamy day with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 and the chance for late day thunderstorms. Then attention turns to a strong cold front moving in from the Midwest. As the GFS shows it will be pushing along the remnant low of Hurricane Laura along with showers and thunderstorms for Saturday into Saturday night. This looks to be the worst of the two weekend days. Some of the rain could be heavy and this is another day of severe weather risk. The front, the low to the north, and the remnant low of Laura will move along and weather conditions will improve for Sunday as cool dry air comes for a few days.
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