Coastal Storm Will Brush Southern New England Coastal NJ With Rain Overnight
We certainly enjoyed a beautiful day of weather from Virginia to Southern New England with sunshine and highs topping out in the mid to upper 50s. We are always looking to the west or southwest for clouds to arrive but we have a bit of an unusual set up with a blocking pattern. A large storm is to our east by less than 400 miles and it stands out on the satellite picture. The low is actually moving west northwestward and clouds are backing southwest from New England southward. Look for increasing clouds to continue from north to south tonight. Temperatures will likely settle in the 40s.
While the local radars are quiet, radars are loading up to the north and east from Massachusetts northward into Maine. Notice the movement is to the southwest as we are on the west side of the circulation and upper air winds are primarily from the northeast and north. Look for that rain to spread southwestward overnight reaching NY by daybreak.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
The rain will be patchy in nature and not amount to much. Amounts will be mainly a quarter of an inch or less with the rain cutting off somewhere in Southern New Jersey. There will be lots of clouds however and that will keep areas from Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey under overcast skies Friday while the rains fall to the east and northeast to NYC and into Connecticut. Note the rainfall amounts over Southeastern New England will be significant and on the order of an inch to an inch an a half.
The good news here is that the storm system will be completing its counter clockwise loop on Friday and begin to move away Friday night and Saturday. Temperatures Friday will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s. We should see skies start to clear out Friday. night.
You will notice on the loop that while the storm rotates offshore, another system is moving out of the Plains into the Great Lakes. There is no room for this system to survive so it weakens. That bodes well for us over the weekend. Yes there may be clouds from time time but there will be some sun in the mix. HIghs Saturday will be in the 50s to near 60. Sunday if we get lucky with more sun than clouds we could see highs in the 60s.
Highs in the 60s should continue Monday and Tuesday. No rain is forecast until late Tuesday or Tuesday night into Wednesday when the next front arrives from the west.
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