Summer Weather Weekend Ahead With No Serious Issues
The rains and thunderstorms from yesterday are now long gone as we see on today’s satellite and radar pictures. We are seeing some sunshine with the weather front offshore. It isn’t picture perfect as we do have some patchy cloud around and there is a little bit of instability in the atmosphere. This could created a widely scattered to isolated shower or thunderstorm this afternoon but for the vast majority of you nothing will happen. It will be a very warm and somewhat humid day with highs in the 80s to near 90.
The regional radar shows heavy rain off the New England coast and heavy rains moving off the North Carolina coast but nothing going on in between. We expect the radars to be taking a break this weekend and into early next week with no weather issues of consequence.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Here is how it breaks down for the weekend. We do have a second cold front that will move through Saturday night or early Sunday morning. There won’t be much with it so look for sunshine and a few cloud, very warm to borderline hot and somewhat humid Saturday with highs in the 80s to near 90 degrees. Sunday will turn a little less humid with sunshine and highs mostly in the 80s. It will be a very good weekend for summer fun outdoors with little or no risk for thunderstorms.
Weather models are keeping us protected from anything major into early next week and that includes the rains from Tropical Storm Barry which will soak the Central Gulf coast northward to Mississippi and Arkansas but that rain can’t get up here thanks to the upper air jet stream pattern.
We will continue to sit on the edge of a west northwest flow into next week. This will mean it will be very warm to borderline hot and time, somewhat humid but not unreasonably so. Most importantly the remnant low of Barry will likely remain trapped between two upper highs, one off the Southeast Coast of the US and another in the Southwest. Upper air winds from Chicago to Virginia is not the sort of upper air flow that brings tropical rains from the Gulf coast to the Northeast or even into the Northern Mid Atlantic. This will keep most days next week in some sunshine with the odd chance for showers and thunderstorms should any cold front move through and temperatures by day in the 80s to near 90 and nights in the 60s to lower 70s until further notice.
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