Rain Tuesday Wednesday Much Cooler Late Week Weekend
WEATHER IN 5 PODCAST MONDAY 9/28/2020
SUNDAY MORNING 9/27/2020 JOE & JOE WEATHER SHOW PODCAST
Today is a wash rinse repeat sort of day across the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States. A “dirty” warm high is to the east and we have a southerly flow of air at low levels which is a moist flow. That’s why we keep seeing more and more clouds hanging around. Today it seems there are more of the higher level clouds as a weak disturbance moves up the coast. This could set up a few areas for some scattered showers today but for the most part it will be just a warm sticky day with highs in the 70s to around 80 degrees
Regional and local radars are showing the occasional band or cluster of showers but there really isn’t much going on to speak of and that should be the case all day long. Radar activity will start to pick up on Tuesday as the front approaches.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Tuesday our front approaches and a strong trough from the Gulf States lifts up northeastward up the East coast bringing rain with it. Look for increasing chances for showers Tuesday afternoon with rain Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Weather models seem to be putting more of its eggs into the first round of rain into Wednesday morning and backing off on the idea of a second surge Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Whether it is one surge or two we should still wind up with a solid 1 to 2 inches of rain out of this for most areas. 17 days in a row of no rain has created very dry conditions from NYC north and east. Southeast New England is under an extreme drought condition. South and west of NYC rainfall was close to normal over the summer and there are no drought issues in those areas.
Temperatures Tuesday will be in the 70s. Then once this weather system finally gets out of here we will turn much cooler. In fact we will be in a cooler than normal weather pattern from midweek onward into the long range with below average temperatures in the cards through early next week at least. We should see some sun and clouds Thursday with highs in the 60s to around 70 degrees or so. Another weaker cold front arrives Thursday night.
Behind the front is even cooler air that sets up for Friday and the weekend. We should have mainly dry weather conditions Friday through Sunday with some sunshine each day but it is going to be cool. Highs by day will be in 60s with nights in the 40s to near 50 and probably 30s in cool spots.
WATCHING THE TROPICS THIS WEEKEND
While the Eastern US turns cooler thanks to a strong trough in the Eastern US south to the Gulf States it creates a condition of lower than normal pressures in the Northwest Caribbean. Conditions there will be favorable for Tropical Storm development this weekend and whatever forms will likely emerge into the Gulf of Mexico though once there the longer range is a bit muddled regarding outcome. As always with these things it is wise to wait for something to actually develop before we begin to worry about it.
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