MICHAEL NOW POST TROPICAL AND HEADING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
BREEZY CONDITIONS AS COOLER WEATHER PATTERN DEVELOPS
Historical Hurricane Michael goes into the record books this morning as it is no longer a tropical cyclone. Now as a non tropical storm it is intensifying off the coast and is moving rapidly away to the northeast Winds have increased and become rather strong and gusty especially along coastal areas where gales are blowing this morning from the north. The heavy rain overnight that fell over Central & South Jersey & over Long Island is now moving out to the east as well. Weather conditions will rapidly improve with leftover clouds giving way to sunshine. You will notice the humidity and the tropical air is gone and it will not be coming back anytime soon or for that matter anytime in the long range the way things look. Temperatures today will settle in the 60s.
The regional and local radars this morning show the back edge of post tropical storm Michael off our shoreline and moving to the east. It won’t be long before the radars go nice and silent for the rest of today and into tonight.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Tonight will start clear but clouds will come in during the early morning hours. Temperatures will settle in the 40s to near 50 by morning. An upper trough will swing through here Saturday morning and this marks the leading edge of a re-enforcing surge of cool air. Clouds and a few passing showers will be around Saturday morning but we should break out into sunshine by midday and Saturday afternoon will be partly to mostly sunny with highs just in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Then we are going down temperature wise to the coolest night we have seen since last spring.
Sunday will be sunny and cool with highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. In summary it will be a real autumn weekend. The cool pattern will be with us in the long range as the entire pattern has flipped 180 degrees from a trough in the west/ridge in the east to a trough in the east/ridge in the west.
This means that weather systems and cold fronts will come through every couple of days and we will not see a return to the prolonged warm and humid conditions over the next couple of weeks if at all. No major storms are on the horizon at the moment nor are any tropical storms or hurricanes around at this time either. Monday will bring the next front and the chance for some showers with highs into the 60s. Showers could linger into Tuesday as another shot of cool air comes in behind it. Summer is finally over!
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