Break Today Before Showers Arrive Thursday Looks Good
Gloom And Doom Friday Into Sunday
Break Today Before Showers Arrive Thursday Looks Good Gloom And Doom Friday Into Sunday
Today is the first of two days where we won’t see any rain and we will enjoy a decent day of weather. The other day is Thursday that I would describe as the best day of the week. We have some clouds around but the satellite shows some breaks in the cloud cover especially inland. From NYC east it is a bit of a tougher sell today and you can thank that southeast wind that will prevalent today. Clouds to the west will arrive later on. Temperatures today will be cooler to the east near the coast where it will be in the 60s (50s along the shore) while inland temperatures should make it into the 70s. For now the radars are quiet and calm.
Low pressure heads east from Missouri today across the Ohio Valley and then pushes a cold front through here Wednesday. This will put us in clouds and some patchy showers tonight into at least part of Wednesday before the front passes. Winds will shift to the north later in the day. Again temperatures will have a wide range with 50s to low 60s east of NYC into the lower 70s south and west where clouds might break up in the afternoon.
High pressure builds in from Eastern Canada Wednesday night and Thursday and that sets Thursday up as the best day of the week. The May sun will do its job and it will be helped by a northwest wind. Sunshine will probably give way to arriving clouds as the day wears on but no rain is forecast. Highs will reach the upper 60s to lower 70s in most places though it might be a little cooler at the shore.
The next storm system moves east across the Ohio Valley and heads to Middle Atlantic coast for Friday and into the weekend. It appears to be settling on the idea that we will have some rain arriving late Thursday night into Friday morning. Then it is on and off rain with an ocean wind. Temperatures will fall into the 50s once the rain begins and we will hover there right through Saturday at least.
This is not going to be a big rain producer as the heaviest rain will be to the south. Right now it looks like up to an inch of rain is possible spread out over the two days which will not be overly problematic. The question for Sunday remains regarding whether the low drops far enough south to allow drier air to come in from the Northeast. We are going to take a guardedly optimistic approach to Sunday Mother’s Day where we start out gloomy with light rain or drizzle and perhaps see improvement from northeast to southwest Sunday afternoon. This means Southern New England will see improvement first but areas to the south of NYC could stay gloomy all day. Temperatures Sunday could reach upper 50s and lower 60s. Next week looks dry dominated by high pressure to the northeast which should lead us to some sunshine and no rain all week though it will be cool with ocean winds all week long.
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