Slow Improvement Better Weather Ahead Warm Humid But Not Without Shower Risks

Slow Improvement Better Weather Ahead Warm Humid But Not Without Shower Risks


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Slow Improvement Better Weather Ahead Warm Humid But Not Without Shower Risks

We are on the mend today as weather conditions are improving from southwest to northeast. Skies have cleared out nicely from Maryland and Delaware into Eastern Pennsylvania and Central and Southern New Jersey but clouds still remain stubborn from NYC east to Long Island the Hudson Valley and Southern New England. Low pressure is in the Gulf of Maine and slowly moving away to the northeast. We should continue to see a gradual decrease in cloud cover this afternoon. At least here is no rain on the radar to worry about. Temperatures this afternoon should reach 70 or so where the sun is able to heat things up but remain in the 60s where clouds are more dominant.


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72 hour rainfall totals were on the order of 2 to 3.50 inches on average with the eastern half of Long Island finishing with 4 inches plus among the bigger winners. The last 7 days in May we basically saw a months worth of rain in most places.

The next several days (and beyond) will be all about a strong ridge building off the East Coast and extending itself back westward. This will favor a warm and gradually a more humid pattern as we move through the east. It will not get hot however at least for now because the ridge position offshore favors a south to southwest wind verses a southwest or west wind and that means that the ocean will hold down temperatures somewhat especially at the coast.

Sunshine will be back Tuesday or at least no worse than partly sunny skies with most highs in the mid to upper 70s. Wednesday as the south to south southwest flow takes hold temperatures will reach the mid 70s to lower 80s though it will be cooler along south facing shorelines.

I’m leaving showers out of the forecast until Thursday when an upper trough and cold front will approach. Thursday will be a warm and humid day with inland highs in the low to mid 80s and coastal area highs will be in the 70s. Winds will be a little more southwest than south and that will nudge temperatures up. A cold front will trigger a line of late day or evening showers and thunderstorms. It is possible that we could see some severe weather risk Thursday.

Once the front and trough pass and lift out the ridge along the East Coast rebuilds quickly but this time it rebuilds a little further west, inland of the coast. This is going to allow temperatures to warm considerably over the weekend and into next week. Friday sunshine returns with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s and we will be into the middle and upper 80s with no worse than partly sunny skies over the weekend and into next week as the ridge holds for awhile at least.




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