Dorian Moving Away Northeast Weather Conditions Improve Overnight
Hurricane Dorian is moving away quickly to the northeast now away from the North Carolina coast with Nova Scotia as the next stop for this long lasting historic hurricane. Fringe effects are occurring along coastal New Jersey and Long Island. We saw some rain earlier today in South Jersey and then one band of rain moved northwestward into parts of North Jersey and Long Island. Except for south coastal Jersey where the rain was briefly heavy, every where else it was mostly light rain. Dorian is expanding as a cyclone which means the storm’s geographic coverage is larger and the wind field is larger but the highest winds are lower. It is still fairly well defined on the satellite picture below. It is just a matter to get it far enough east so that the back edge of the clouds clears the coastline. That should happen from west to east later tonight. Eastern Long Island & Eastern Connecticut will be the last areas to clear out, probably just before or shortly after daybreak.
The center of Dorian is now off the range of the regional radar. We don’t see the back edge of the heavy rain making much progress to the northwest. Except for Eastern Long Island and especially for Southeastern New England, Cape Cod and the Islands where the rain will be heavier, much of what is on the radar is on the light side. and it dries up just north and west of NYC.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
We have a few minor issues regarding coastal flooding for Long Island and for parts of South Jersey around Delaware Bay where a coastal flood advisory is posted but fortunately it is one high tide cycle to worry about and the flooding in most places should be minor. Also tropical storm warnings are up for parts of the Atlantic Ocean coastal waters.
Dorian will be well to the east of New Jersey and Long Island Saturday morning and usually after big meteorological events like this the weather tends to calm down for awhile and indeed it will be the case this time around with sunshine for Saturday or at least no worse than partly sunny skies with highs in the 70s to near 80. Sunday look for sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Monday high pressure to the north sets up a bit of an onshore flow over a Dorian cooled ocean so look for clouds and some sun with highs just in the upper 60s and lower 70s in most places. We should see some sun Tuesday and Wednesday and we will start to warm up with 70s to near 80 Tuesday and into the 80s Wednesday and Thursday with the humidity coming up. No chance for any showers of consequence until Wednesday night or on Thursday.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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