Weekend Offers Wide Range Temperatures Showers Thunderstorms
Weekend Offers Wide Range Temperatures
It is going to be a bit of a crazy weekend with a wide range of weather conditions especially on Saturday when a warm front will like just to the south of NYC & Long Island. This is going to probably create a 30 degree temperature differential from north to south which of course means probably some thunderstorms developing.
SEVERE WEATHER RISK SATURDAY MAY 11, 2018
The Storm Prediction Center has raised the risk of severe weather to ” enhanced” which we don’t often see around here but with a frontal boundary nearby and temperatures in the 80s across Southern Pennsylvania & the Southern Half of New Jersey, somebody is going to get clobbered late in the afternoon and Saturday night.
SATURDAY FORECAST HIGH TEMPERATURES
Notice the tight temperature gradient that develops with the 50s in the Hudson Valley to the 80s to near 90 degrees in parts of Maryland. No doubt the atmosphere is going to have a big headache that has to be relieved. There will be a round of showers late tonight into Saturday morning though morning showers will likely be far more numerous in areas to the north like Northern New Jersey to Southern New England. Areas in the warm sector may see the bulk of the showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening on Saturday.
The showers for late tonight into Saturday morning for northern areas can already be seen showing up on the upper left of the regional radar. There are no weather issues for this evening and for the first part of tonight.
NAM FORECAST SUNDAY MAY 13, 2018
Mothers Day offers a different outlook in that the frontal boundary will push to the south. This will create a chance for passing showers. Late in the day there could be some thunderstorms developing across Southern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey which will lie closer to the frontal boundary. Temperatures will be lower on Sunday and most areas will be in the 60s. North of NYC north and east there is a chance we could see some breaks of afternoon sunshine if dry air can make it far enough south into Southern New England.