Nice Friday But Rain Returns for Later Saturday & Early Sunday

Nice Friday But Rain Returns for Later Saturday & Early Sunday

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Nice Friday But Rain Returns for Later Saturday & Early Sunday

We are finishing off the work week with a nice day overall. High presssure from Central Canada is building southward along the east coast. The ridge lies between the old low pressure area in Eastern Canada which is now heading for Atlantic Canada and the next storm system moving out of the Plains and moving toward the Ohio Valley. The ridge down the coast is holding back the slow moving system to the west leaving us in a sweet spot for one more day. A northerly wind will cool temperatures down by 5 degrees or so from Thursday’s highs so most temperatures this afternoon will be in the 60s ranging from lower 60s in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut to the upper 60s in Southern New Jersey. There are no radar issues to worry about today.


storm free


storm free

The low will continue to push eastward tonight so look for clouds to start moving in and increasing during the overnight hours. Most lows overnight will be in the mid to upper 40s except for a few lower 50s in warmer urban areas. Saturday the low will continue moving into Ohio where it runs into the force of the old upper air storm sitting in Eastern Canada. Since it can’t go east it is forced southeast and then redevelops off the Mid Atlantic coast Saturday night.

Rain will begin overspreading Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England during the day Saturday. It appears that the heaviest rain will be mainly south of NYC and Long Island where 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible across Central and South Jersey and points south. Amounts begin to tail off rather sharply across the Hudson Valley and Connecticut where rainfall amounts will be less than a quarter of an inch.

As the coastal low develops winds will turn to the northeast and that combined with the rain will make for rather raw and miserable conditions. Temperatures are likely to go nowhere Saturday and basically hold in the 50s though we could see some 60 degree readings in South Jersey and points south. The day evolves into a gloom & doom type of day and it will be the 6th weekend in a row with rain for most areas.

Rain will continue for awhile Saturday night but the low offshore will start to pull away to the east by Sunday morning so the steady rain will end from west to east and most areas will just be sitting in overcast skies by Sunday morning daybreak. The problem for Sunday is that we will still be in a moist flow off the ocean and the upper trough to the west lingers. It is likely that we will spend Sunday under lots of clouds but other than some spotty leftover rain or drizzle early, much of the day should be rain free. Highs again will be just in the 50s. There is a chance that some areas could break out into some sun during Sunday afternoon if enough dry air gets into the mix on the back side of the low.

The upper trough lingering to the west will still be an issue Monday and Tuesday. A low will try and form along the Virginia coast later Monday and Monday night but right now it seems the low will track offshore. However the upper trough and cold unstable air aloft wil likely lead to clouds being around Monday and there is the chance we could see some patchy showers Monday night and again Tuesday before the system finally moves away by Wednesday.




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