- Big Changes Ahead Tropical Cyclone Development Risk Increasing East of Florida
Big Changes Ahead Tropical Cyclone Development Risk Increasing East of FloridaWe are watching a weather front moving southward followed by a wind shift to the northeast. This is creating a wide disparity in temperatures today where we are seeing 60s in the Hudson Valley and 80s to near 90 in South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The front will be moving southward as the day wears on and this could create thunderstorm risk in the southern half of New Jersey (mainly south of Route 195) south and west. Overnight showers on the local radars have moved to the east while there are some scattered showers showing up west and north of the coast.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITYThere is no real change in the outlook going forward for the weekend. The onshore flow relaxes. We start to turn warmer and more humid Saturday with clouds and the chance for a shower or thunderstorm late in the day into Saturday night. Highs will be in the 70s to near 80. Sunday and Monday will be very warm with some sunshine with highs in the 80s. Monday brings another front through here later in the day and back to the onshore flow and cooler weather next Tuesday.
Tropical Cyclone Formation Possible East of FloridaThe upper air pattern shows a strong ridge of high pressure from off the Southeast Coast of the US westward into Texas. This should drive this low eventually into the Gulf of Mexico where the steering could turn this more northward once it gets there. A few models suggest a weaker ridge and a track further east but we are discounting this for the time being. An Air Force plane is scheduled to investigate the area this afternoon.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPSPlease note that with regards to any tropical storms or hurricanes, should a storm be threatening, please consult your local National Weather Service office or your local government officials about what action you should be taking to protect life and property.
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More on the week ahead check my JOESTRADAMUS page on the long range.