Clouds Hanging On But Some Improvement Possible Monday Looks Better
At least there is no rain in the forecast for today unlike yesterday where clusters of downpours and thunderstorms hit some areas hard; other areas not so much. Today rain is not the issue but rather a flow off the ocean around weak low pressure east of New Jersey and high pressure near Nova Scotia. Dry air from New England is fighting its way southward and it has made some in roads in Southern New England, the Hudson Valley, Northern New Jersey, and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Other areas to the south are having a more difficult time with clouds but there is a chance we could see at least a few breaks of sun or some brightening of skies in those areas. Temperatures will reach the 60s. Where there is sun highs could break above 70. Radars are quiet and will remain so.
There will be no issues tonight other than some clouds around. Most lows will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s. This should set us up for a better Monday, Memorial Day with clouds and some sunshine with no rain. The onshore flow relaxes and therefore cloud cover should diminish. Highs will reach the low and middle 70s.
This week it is about a warmer pattern starting Tuesday as an upper high builds along the East Coast. This will bring sunshine and warmer temperatures Tuesday through Friday. Daytime highs will reach in the 80s each day with no rain in the forecast until Friday night or Saturday when we could see some showers and thunderstorms ahead of the next cold front.
Next weekend we may have to deal with that front slowing down or stalling but it is a long way away. At least the week ahead will be rain free and warm. The shore of course will be cooler each day with local sea breezes but at least we don’t have to deal with an onshore flow or a northeast wind scenario all week.
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