High Wind Warning Monday Severe Weather Heavy Rains
Get ready folks as the weather is about to go downhil in a hurry. High Wind Warnings are up for much of the Middle Atlantic States from Delaware to New England. Inland we have Wind Advisories posted with the break down on the map above. The map below shows the forecast wind gusts at 2pm Monday. This is not a one hour event mind you. Strong winds gusting to 50 to 60 mph or higher will start around 9am and last through 5pm from Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England. Monday afternoon we will see the peak of the wind gusts.
Wind gusts will be damaging therefore it might be a good idea to bring in or tie down any loose objects you may have lying around outside. The threat for severe weather exists though the Storm Prediction Center has not made any important changes in its risk area so far.
In the meantime we squeezed out a rainy free Easter Sunday but changes are underway as clouds are increasing and thickening up and we will see the lead area of rain arrive later this evening and tonight.
Regional radar shows some showers beginning to develop in Southeast Pennsylvania to Southern New Jersey. Much of that isn’t reaching the ground yet but other showers are coming into range on the regional radar and the rain will be filling in on the radars tonight. Start time of steadier rain will be around 8pm in Southeast Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, closer to midnight around NYC, Northern New Jersey and the Hudson Valley, and during the early morning hours in Southern New England and Long Island.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Rain will be heavy at times into Monday morning and then the winds crank up. I would not be at all surprised to see gusts over 70 mph in some places along the coast especially in places like Long Island and Coastal New Jersey. A warm front will force itself northward and that’s when strong or possibly severe thunderstorms come into play.
Thunderstorms tomorrow midday to mid afternoon will move offshore and weather conditions should start to improve tomorrow evening when we should be past the peak winds though it will still be rather windy.
COULD WE SEE A LITTLE SNOW ON WEDNESDAY?
Colder air (relative to the time of year) comes in Tuesday and Wednesday and there will be a wave that will form on a stalled front to our south. I wouldn’t bet against seeing some wet snow on Wednesday coming out of the sky as the wave goes by though I doubt any accumulation is going to happen given the time of year, the time of day, and the light intensity we are talking about. This is all part of a colder than normal pattern that has taken hold and will likely last through off of next week and next weekend.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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