Long Island Weather Week Ahead Thanksgiving & The Long Weekend
Monday November 21, 2022
It has been a windy cold weekend and now begins Thanksgiving week. The core of the cold air mass took us down into the 20s this morning for lows but the satellite shows not much in the way of cloud cover around. The radars are nice and quiet so that leaves us with a day of sunshine. Temperatures which yesterday had a tough time getting out of the 30s should make it into the low to mid 40s this afternoon. We do have a weak weather front dropping south from Eastern Canada tonight but that front basically falls apart and the air mass behind it is no colder than the one ahead of it. Lows tonight will be in the lower 30s with some 20s in cold spots. Tuesday we look ahead to sunshine and highs should inch a bit higher as we head into the middle to upper 40s.
We don’t see any weather related travel issues developing for Wednesday which we know is a big day both on the road and in the air. In fact there is an abscence of any major storms around the country with only minor issues showing up in some places. Coming into or leaving Long Island is not an issue as we will have a dry mainly sunny Wednesday with highs into the 50s.
Thursday Thanksgiving Day will be a day of some sunshine with highs on Long Island in the lower 50s and again no major or for that matter even minor issues.
Now comes the issue for the week. Low pressure will be moving across the South while energy drives southeast from the Great Lakes. This will likely bring low pressure up the Appalachians on Friday. Since there is no cold air around we are looking at rain later Friday into Saturday and the rain could be substantial, on the order of an inch or more of rain. Friday highs will be in the lower 50s. Models are in a state of disagreement with the GFS model much slower with rain and keeping it out until later Saturday or Sunday but for now we will go with the faster European which means that weather conditions should improve later Saturday into Sunday.
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