Moderate Humidity Continues Wednesday Showers East Will Move Offshore
Most of the area has enjoyed a very nice Tuesday of sunshine and very reasonable humidity though temperatures are in the very warm 80s. To the northeast of Long Island and Connecticut we see low pressure and an arm of energy rotating around it. This will not have any impact to our area though some of the showers and thunderstorms that have popped up this afternoon could clip Eastern Connecticut and Southeast New England going into this evening.
Some of this activity is evident on the regional and local radars as these cells slide to the southeast. Some of these cells are reaching severe levels as indicated by some pop up warnings that are showing up in parts of the Upper Hudson Valley and Rhode Island. The Fort Dix Radar is not seeing any activity nor should it anything of consequence.
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What we are hoping for tonight is a clear sky and judging from the satellite pictures and loops we should get that. Comet Neowise will be visible beginning around 9:30pm in the north northwest sky and it will be low on the horizon but it will be rising in height in the coming nights so if you get a chance get a look at it. Binoculars should pick it up nicely. By morning lows will be in the 60s to near 70 degrees.
Humidity levels will start to creep up a bit on Wednesday but we will still have a good deal of sunshine. Highs will be in the 80s but areas in Southeast Pennsylvania and points southward could see some 90 degree readings. On the other side of this north of NYC into New England temperatures will be a little lower and top in the upper 70s to lower 80s and of course there will be a sea breeze keeping coastal areas cooler.
From the end of the week, through the weekend and into next week we will see high pressure aloft build across the southern half of the US. This heat ridge will extend northeast just reaching our area. Close by is the more active west to east flow of the northern jet stream moving across the Northern US and Southern Canada. This will try and bring weak fronts through here ever 3 or 4 days which will keep the hottest weather well to our west and south but we will still be on the edge. That puts us close to 90 degrees for highs over the weekend, however there will be a cold front approaching for Friday.
Thursday brings a few clouds into the mix along with some sunshine. The winds will have an ocean component to them so that plus some clouds likely holds temperatures down into the low and mid 80s for highs with 70s along the shore. Friday will be warm and humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s. One of those cold fronts in the northern part of the jet stream could set off a few thunderstorms late in the day.
Behind the front it is back to sunshine hot and somewhat humid conditions though some dry air might make it down into the Hudson Valley to about NYC giving that area a slight humidity break while points south stay sticky. It doesn’t appear that we are at a threat for any thunderstorms this weekend other than an odd isolated pop up. Highs both weekend days will be in the mid 80s to near 90. Next week see more of the same with another weak front coming late Monday with a shower or thunderstorm and then perhaps late next week with sunshine very warm and somewhat humid conditions in between. No major weather systems are going to impact us and the tropics remain quiet for the time being.
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