Noreaster Moving Offshore Harvey Rains Saturday Night Into Sunday
Noreaster Moving Offshore Harvey
Rains Saturday Night Into Sunday
Satellite loops and radars are showing the low off the North Carolina coast is taking on the look of a non tropical storm or a typical mid fall Noreaster. There are no real changes in the outlook for the rest of today and tonight. Rain is moving northward toward NYC & Long Island. It will only get so far north before it begins to slide to the east. Rainfall amounts in the southern half of New Jersey could wind up reaching a half an inch to an inch but there should be much less as you go northward. Winds will pick up along the immediate coast and there will be gales developing offshore. The ocean is already roughed up with rip currents and high surf advisories though this is no beach day with temperatures mostly in the low to mid 60s and not going anywhere fast today.
Local radar views show that rain heading in. It should begin to end from west to east later this evening and tonight with Eastern Long Island and Connecticut being the last to see the rain get out of the way and skies should begin to clear out by daybreak.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Wednesday looks good with sunshine and highs in the 70s to near 80. Thursday the next cold front arrives with perhaps a late shower or thunderstorm but no severe weather threat is anticipated. Highs could reach into the 80s before the front passes. Behind the front is a quick shot of very cool air that will be with us into Saturday morning. Friday looks dry with sunshine and breezy conditions. Highs will only be in the upper 60s and lower 70s and Saturday morning many areas just inland of the coast will be down in the 40s to near 50!
Harvey looks to play a role in the Labor Day holiday weekend weather. Saturday should start fine with sunshine but clouds will arrive and an onshore east or southeast flow sets up ahead of the remnant low that will be Harvey. Saturday night into Sunday morning we will get rain. How much rain will depend on how tight a circulation remains intact as Harvey moves from the Tennessee Valley to the lower Ohio Valley and redevelops along the coast. Depending on the ultimate track somebody could wind up with a couple of inches of rain out of this. It should be in and out in about 12 hours time so that weather conditions should begin to improve later Sunday. Right now Monday Labor Day looks good with sunshine and highs in the 70s to near 80.