NYC Evening Halloween Rain Intermission Possible
Good morning everyone. We continue to fine-tune the forecast and keep an eye on the timing of our Halloween rain-maker. There continues to be a chance of an intermission between the two main batches of rain, but actual timing remains illusive because the system isn’t here yet to look at the structure. Regardless, gloom is here till early Friday morning, and we have a seasonably cool weekend on our hands.
We remain in yesterday’s gloom today with a strong maritime fetch. Eventually, the warmer airmass from tomorrow’s system will be making it in, but not before touching off the fog you see and the fog we’ll see until late morning/early afternoon. Look for drizzle and light rain to continue, then a slight chance of a few showers as the day wears on. Don’t be surprised if you see a blue patch of sky here or there late, but also don’t be surprised if we get none. Highs today in the mid 60’s, possibly some upper 60’s in areas where we get those blue patches.
For tomorrow, we’ll have mild, muggy, and showery conditions throughout the day. It’ll come in two main batches, then pop-up showers in between. Expect steady showers throughout the morning and afternoon, then we could see that batch of precipitation lift north of us briefly before the cold front nears. It is this space, an intermission of sorts, that could be timed perfectly to get in some quick Trick or Treating. We have to keep an eye on the radar to see when (or if) this break occurs. If it does happen, most likely it’ll be late afternoon/evening.
Either way, that cold front begins to near and heavy rain/gusty conditions will return. Look for heavy rain and windy conditions overnight, with a strong, gusty, southerly flow. We could also see a few rumbles of thunder. Highs tomorrow in the upper 60’s to low 70’s and humid. Some heavier showers could touch off gusts to near 40mph, and localized street flooding is possible during heavy rain in poor drainage areas.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Rain ends abruptly early Friday AM and we should see sunshine by mid to late morning. Yesterday, I said we’ll see temps drop quickly throughout the day, but we may never truly recover from Thursday night’s lows in the 50’s. As of now, I’m going to say we don’t recover and remain in the 50’s throughout the day, then drop into the upper 30’s to low 40’s at night. Areas NW of NYC and the Pine Barrens of Long Island could see some frost as they dip near the low 30’s realm.
Our weekend remains looking seasonably cool during the day and seasonably cold at night. Saturday looks like the best of the two even though both will be sunny and in the mid 50’s. Winds relax a bit on Saturday, but increase again as the core of the cool airmass nears. Upper 30’s to low 40’s rule the night, with colder temps N&W of NYC and parts of Long Island.
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