Record Temperatures on Black Friday?
Today will be an exceptionally warm day with highs in the 60s but record temperatures seem a bit distant especially in New York’s Central Park however they are within reach at other locations and it will depend on clouds ultimately.
THE CENTRAL PARK NY CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY NORMAL RECORD YEAR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 50 72 1896 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 38 12 1932
LAGUARDIA NY CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY NORMAL RECORD YEAR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 51 65 2007 2006 1946 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 38 23 1949
KENNEDY NY CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY NORMAL RECORD YEAR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 50 63 2007 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 37 23 1949
THE NEWARK NJ CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY NORMAL RECORD YEAR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 50 67 1960 1959 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 36 12 1932
Clouds to the west are from an approaching cold front which as of this morning is producing lots of shower activity which is in now in range of both radars below. Nothing is coming close today so shop in peace knowing that rain will not be here causing issues. Models continue to show not much in the way of rain tomorrow when the front comes through though spot showers are possible during Saturday. Highs Saturday might still be well into the 50s until the front comes through but that is also a little tricky. 40s look to be the story for Sunday and Monday.
The National Weather Service updated rainfall forecast map is forecasting a quarter of an inch or so of rain. When you look at the radars right now I could see how that is justified because it is hard to envision all that rain falling apart so fast. On the other hand the nam model forms a weak wave that brings through a separate area of showers Saturday night into Sunday morning before skies clear out later Sunday. We will watch that trend today to see if it continues.