EARLY CLOUDS TODAY THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TOMORROW
Good morning everyone. A small area of departing low pressure to our south is throwing back some clouds into the area early today. This particular system is no threat, but we turn eyes towards tomorrow with the potential for some severe weather. We also continue to keep an eye on the long range, which continues to look not as cool and not as long as areas of social media alarmed everyone to.
Morning clouds will slowly give way to some sun as the day wears on today. This will hold temps down somewhat, and keep us in the mid 80’s as opposed to the upper 80’s to near 90. We don’t expect any precipitation from low pressure skirting to our south, but we could see an isolated afternoon storm in parts of the area.
Tomorrow, we jack up the humidity and increase the highs a bit. This is with the help of an approaching cold front pumping in moisture ahead of it. As we head into the day, we’ll have the chance of some tropical-like pop-up heavy showers and storms at any time. However, the main action will be with the help of a couple of waves that’ll develop ahead of our cold front.
Just as in weeks past, we have to keep an eye on these waves and see where they form and where they transit. Anything that does form, will be the primary cause of any severe weather we may see in the Tri-State area. We don’t need sunshine for these to survive and many times, the ocean won’t rip them apart either. All we can do is watch and see what happens, with the primary threat from about 7pm, onward. Highs tomorrow a humid mid to upper 80’s, possibly near 90 away from the coast.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
On Thursday, we have a secondary front coming through. This one well usher in some cooler, drier, and more seasonable air for Friday and the weekend. Expect another day in the mid to upper 80’s, possibly 90 in some spots, then the slight chance of a few thunderstorms. This front won’t be as strong as tomorrow, but with some warm air ahead of it, we could still touch a few off. The biggest threat with these, will be isolated reports of strong winds and small hail.
Friday through Sunday, we remain looking sunny and dry, with highs in the low to mid 80’s and very seasonable for this time of year. No precipitation is expected, and it’ll be fairly comfortable with relatively low dew points.
In the long range, I continue to not see any long term relief in mid-August thats been depicted by social media outlets the past few weeks. Yes, we are on the downward slope of summer, with average high temps slowly heading towards 80. I just don’t see anything other than a potential 1-2 days of 70’s to near 80 temps, before we resume the low 80’s to near 90 stuff.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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