Severe Weather Risk Very Warm 80s Cooler Tuesday & Wednesday
Today will likely be the warmest day of the spring season so far. We should see 80s for highs over much of the area of today. We also have a cold front coming through late this afternoon and with that there could be a few thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the area in a marginal risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening as the cold front passes. The threat for thunderstorms will be further east than yesterday.
The satellite picture this morning shows some leftover clouds from the overnight thunderstorms that weakened as they moved eastward. Clouds and showers are much more extensive to the north as we wait for a cold front to move through later today.
Regional and local radars are showing showers and heavier downpours in the line north and west of the coast moving eastward. Most of that activity passes to our north. We will wait for showers and thunderstorms to pop up ahead of the cold front late today.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
This is going to be the warmest day of the spring season so far. We will see sunshine through the clouds and a west wind which should send temperatures climbing into the 80s in most places. Thunderstorms today will form further east than they did yesterday which could impact coastal areas more than inland.
Once the front passes we set up for nice weather the next 2 days with sunshine and cooler temperatures. Highs both Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. The next front and low pressure will be dropping in from the northwest with a chance for showers later Thursday into early Friday. Temperatures will be in the 70s both days with warm spots close to 80. The Memorial Day weekend continues to struggle with the idea of a cold front coming through at some point and whether it stalls out near by. Right now Saturday appears to be the better of the 3 days right now as it will all hinge on where and when the front stalls out and do we see waves move along the front causing it to buckle. It is still too early to narrow things down specifically. If you are looking for 3 dry warm days I think we can safely say no to that idea. Of the three summer holidays Memorial Day is almost always the one that has the greatest issues to deal with. This year it will like be no different.
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