Weather Conditions Starting To Improve On Saint Patrick’s Day
We started off this Saint Patrick’s day with rain and now the rain has moved offshore. We are seeing leftover clouds around this afternoon. The satellite picture is showing some breaks of sunshine developing to our south and west and I suspect we should see some general drying this afternoon and evening and perhaps we could see some breaks of sunshine cutting through the clouds at some point. Temperatures will be rising up into the 50s during this afternoon.
Regional and local radars this afternoon are showing the rains have moved offshore and away to the east. Other than a stray isolated shower the rain is over with.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Skies should clear out nicely tonight with morning lows settling in the 30s. The we look ahead to Wednesday which is the last full day of winter. We will start with sunshine with some clouds arriving late in the day. Highs will be in the 50s.
Late Wednesday night into Thursday (when spring arrives) we have a warm front that will be setting up to our south. Rain will move in to start the day and then we will have to wait until Thursday night when the warm front finally makes it through. It will be a raw day at least for awhile with highs in the 50s. Warmer temperatures in the 60s and 70s will make its way into Southern New Jersey and Southern Pennsylvania southward Thursday and then spread everywhere on Friday.
Friday is the first full day of spring and it will definitely be a spring day with gusty winds and some sunshine along with the chance for a stray shower. Highs will reach the 70s in many areas and upper 70s to near 80 highs are possible from Southern New Jersey southward.
The weekend will be chilly with some sunshine for both Saturday and Sunday with highs just in the upper 40s and lower 50s Saturday and Sunday’s highs will be just in the low to mid 40s. You may notice the GFS brings up low pressure from the south into a cold high for early next week. Before we get wrapped up about it remember it hasn’t snowed in the I-95 corridor all winter long and before we get too involved with the idea of snow early next week, let us wait a few days and see what evolves.
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