Our Summer Weekend Begins Morning Clouds Afternoon Sun Late Day Pop Ups
August nights are longer than July nights as we lose 2 minutes a day of day light. The longer nights and the warmer and more humid nature of the air mass plus a bit of an onshore flow leads to low clouds in the mornings that burn off to some sunshine usually by mid morning or midday. Then the daytime heating bubbles up some pop up downpours and thunderstorms. This describes the day ahead as highs reach up into the low and middle 80s. We are going to see winds go from east to south and then eventually southwest which is allowing temperatures to move higher.
Regional and local radars aren’t showing much this morning other than a few widely scattered downpours. We will probably see a few more downpours developing around midday and this afternoon. I think the vast majority of people won’t see anything.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Once we pass the evening hours downpours disappear for the most part and then its back to low clouds with some patchy fog along the coast and in some of the valleys. Lows by morning will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Sunday with more of a southwest wind temperatures will head higher to the upper 80s and lower 90s. Clouds will give way to some sunshine and then watch for scattered downpours or a thunderstorm. Again many of you won’t see any. Monday will be hot and humid with highs reaching into the low 90s in many locations. Once again, some scattered showers or thunderstorms will be running around in a few areas.
A series of weather fronts will be moving through with the first one on Tuesday and this will increase the chance for showers and thunderstorms for many areas late in the afternoon and evening. It will be another hot humid day ahead of the front with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. There will be no real relief from the humidity until a second front moves through late Wednesday night into Thursday.
This front is taking its time going through and we may not see real humidity relief arriving until later Thursday or more than likely Thursday night into Friday. Hopefully at this time next week we are sitting in a low humidity air mass rather than another round of uncomfortable humidity and heat.
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