Sunday Weather Week Ahead Weather Forecast Midweek Rain & Wind
We are seeing sunshine to start our Sunday but there are some clouds around. Tropical Storm Melissa is on the far right and soon to be off the screen. Winds and seas along the Northeast and Middle Atlantic coast continue to improve. We should have a fair amount of sunshine today with temperatures mostly in the 60s Some clouds will increase especially as you head south of NYC into South Jersey and points south and west as we have a weak stalling front and a wave of low pressure that will take an area of rain offshore tonight. There is a second front back through the Great Lakes that will move by overnight and set us up for some great weather on Monday Columbus Day.
Regional and local radars are quiet for the most part though we do see a few showers popping up in Southern Virginia and into North Carolina. Those showers are moving to the northeast but they will stay mostly to the south and perhaps touch Cape May and Montauk after dark for a very short period of time if at all. Otherwise some clouds tonight should clear out by morning with most lows in the 40s to mid 50s.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Monday Columbus Day looks really nice with mainly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s to a few lower 70s. Cooler air behind front number 2 and high pressure will move in Monday night and for Tuesday. We see sunshine giving way to arriving clouds Tuesday with highs in the low to mid 60s.
Wednesday brings a stronger cold front out of the Great Lakes with a secondary low that develops in our back yard. There will be some showers with locally heavy downpours late Tuesday night into most of Wednesday until the front passes offshore. Highs Wednesday will be in the 60s. Rainfall amounts of 1/2 inch to an inch are likely and we could see some locally higher amounts in some areas. This could be the first area wide rain we have seen in many weeks.
Once the low goes by it will strengthen into a major storm as it heads toward Nova Scotia. The gradient tightens here and we will see chilly air behind it on rather strong gusty northwest winds Wednesday night and Thursday. Some sunshine will return Thursday with highs just in the 50s. Friday will also be cool with less wind and sunshine and highs in the 50s to near 60 making for a nice finish for the work week. Next weekend looks dry and we will see a bit of a warm up but nothing excessive with a high offshore and a southwest wind developing.
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