Rain Ending Clouds Remain Improvement Monday
Late Thunderstorm Low Humidity Coming Tuesday & Wednesday
Today was a washout for most areas from Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England. Even in areas to the west where the rain ended earlier in the afternoon we are still seeing lots of clouds around. We have to wait for the coastal low to move away to the northeast and that may take some time overnight. Look for slow improvement overnight with leftover clouds and temperatures holding in the 60s. A gusty northeast wind continues along the coast and that should ease some overnight as well.
Radars are showing the rain sliding slowly to the east and it should be mostly offshore later this evening. There isn’t much of anything going on to the west other than a passing brief leftover shower.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Monday should bring back some sunshine and temperatures will head to the upper 70s to lower 80s. We do have another cold front to get through here and that might trigger off a late shower or thunderstorm. This front is going to usher in the first decent shot of low dew points starting Tuesday and that means humidity levels finally plummet.
Tuesday through Thursday areas in the Northern Mid Atlantic to New England will see low humidity and a fair amount of sunshine. Highs both days will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Wednesday there is a stalled frontal boundary in the Carolinas that might set off a few showers but we don’t expect them to move up the coast.
We have a rather unusual weather pattern that has taken hold across the Northern Hemisphere that in the winter time would be a wonderland for winter weather lovers. Right now in mid August it means some real humidity and temperature relief which is a good thing. Also the jet stream is well to the south of normal in the Eastern US. The strong ridge in the west holds for this week which means the Western US heatwave continues. The tropics are likely to start getting busy. The trough dropping into the East is something we have seen off and on in the last 6 weeks resulting in two tropical storms hitting us. This trough will pull out and another one will drop in behind it. This should keep hot humid days to a minimum with weather fronts from Canada visiting every three or four days or so. No 90 degree temperatures are in the cards this week.
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