Showers Thunderstorms Move Out Wind Advisory Record Highs Week Ahead Outlook
We have Wind Advisories up for all of New Jersey & Pennsylvania to Southern New England and Long Island which includes Philadelphia, NYC & the Hudson Valley. A cold front is moving through this morning with a line of showers and thunderstorms. It is a narrow line that once it plays through weather conditions will improve weather quickly. However the winds will be howling into midday with southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with higher gusts to 50 mph at times.
The scope of the cold front is rather narrow so once the showers move out weather conditions are going to improve rather quickly. Notice on the satellite picture this morning that breaks in the cloud cover show up just to the west of the frontal line near the coast. We should break out into sunshine rather fast and temperatures will rise to record highs in the mid to upper 60s. Winds will start to ease this afternoon though it will still remain rather gusty until late today.
Regional and local radars show lines of showers moving east. They are already out of Pennsylvania and will be east of NYC by 8am and east of Long Island by 9am or so. It will be a quick round of heavy rain and it is possible that one or two of the cells in here will be on the strong side.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Skies clear tonight with winds easing and shifting to the northwest and north. Lows will be in the 30s. Monday will be partly sunny and colder with a north to northeast wind developing. Highs will be mostly in the 40s.
Tuesday brings clouds with an onshore flow. We have the stalled front to the outh and low pressure to the west in the Great Lakes that will be moving eastward rather quickly. We will see clouds on Tuesday with perhaps some early sunshine and then maybe a few showers Tuesday morning. Wednesday looks dry with some sunshine. Highs both days will be in the 40s. There could be a few showers Wednesday night into Thursday morning as another cold front passes. Then we start the process of a radical pattern change that will take us to a much colder and more wintry weather pattern.
The first important storm system in this evolving new weather pattern will be a low from the Central Plains that heads to the Great Lakes on Saturday. Weather models are keying in on a front end thump of a few inches of snow before a change to rain for late Friday night or Saturday. Behind this there will be a bigger step down to colder air for next week (week of January 20th and it appears this cold pattern cold hold into February.
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