NYC HOT BLOCK UNFOLDING WEEKEND NORTHEASTERLIES ENTERING BATTERS BOX
– Good morning everyone. We have a lot going in New York City the next few days; so as Marty McFLy once said, “This is a blues riff in ‘B’, watch me for the changes, and try and keep up, okay?”
We start off sunny and hot for the day, your staple hot day in the NYC area. With west winds, almost everyone will get in on the heat. Dew points are not as bad as what they were with the juicy trough over us, but with 90’s and mid 60’s dew points, you’ll feel it. For those who are sensitive to the heat, take proper precautions and limit your outside time if needed at all. We’ll keep Thursday in the same paragraph since it’ll be a carbon copy of today. Look for sunny skies, hot and somewhat humid; highs 90-95.
Friday gets interesting and stays hot as a fairly vigorous cold front approaches the area. Expect highs around 90, with increased mugginess. We’ll be on the lookout for an area of strong to severe storms to enter the picture by sometime afternoon. With all of the rain we’ve been having, flash flooding will be our number 1 concern. However, these storms may also produce strong winds, small hail, frequent lightning, and isolated/brief tornadoes if they reach severe limits. This marks the first time we’ll have a front come through this summer with noticeably different air masses, hence the chance of severe weather.
For the weekend, Saturday will give us lingering clouds, lingering warmth, but not as humid; highs in the low to mid 80’s. Then, a stiff northeasterly flow on Sunday may keep temps from barely reaching 80. As far as humidity is concerned, a northeasterly breeze doesn’t necessarily equate to low humidity on paper, but it’ll feel noticeably more comfortable with the cooler temps. Some areas, especially out on Long Island, could see low to mid 70’s as highs.
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Winds will begin to switch back around to summer-mode early in the week, and we’ll slowly climb back into the low 80’s. Initially, we were expecting a vigorous cold front with some front-related heat; but Friday’s action and the weekend onshore flow might’ve taken the wind out of the sails on that scenario. We still expect a chance of some rain Tuesday or Wednesday, but the majority of the energy wants to go well north of us.
In the long range, mid-July heat wants to return on or around the last weekend of August, but it’s all speculation at this point. If this happens though, 90’s in late August could equate to record highs in some areas.