NYC Mild Day Before Gloom Returns
Good morning everyone. Get out there and enjoy the last mild and dry day we have for a little while, because the gloom is returning before a cold weekend ahead. There’s still no snow though, and if we don’t get any mid-March/early April surprises, we’re entering the top 5 in the record books for least snowiest winters for the past 150yrs.
Morning sun will gave way to increasing clouds later today, but it’ll be a beautiful day overall with highs in the mid to upper 50’s.
Even though we’ll hit near 50 tomorrow, cloudy skies and easterly winds will give it a somewhat raw feel as light rain heads in early to mid-afternoon.
The rain will come and go in batches, and another batch will head in Wednesday with another cloudy and rainy day. Highs will be near 50 again with more easterly winds. The entire system will finally clear through Wednesday night, and that’s where you’ll see the steadiest rain with maybe even a rumble of thunder.
Thursday will be our transition day, with decreasing clouds, early highs in the 45-50 range; then the wind increases and the temps slowly fall into the mid to upper 20’s overnight.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Sunny skies, decreasing winds, and seasonably cool temps rule for Friday with highs in the low to mid 40’s. However, the core of the colder air won’t be upon us until over the weekend, and we should expect mid to upper 30’s for both Saturday & Sunday under sunny skies.
In the long range, there’s cold air available, but its too late and the system paths are still not working out for any late-season surprises. According to the National Weather Service, Central Park has 4.8″ of snow for the entire season. If we don’t get anymore, that puts us in 4th place behind 1972/73 (2.8″), 2001/02 (3.5″), and 1917/18 (3.8″).
Central Park is the go-to marker for snowfall in the area, but some spots have hardly seen anything at all. In Long Beach, NY, we’ve seen a fluffy inch, two systems that dropped traces of snow, and that’s that; so everyone this year will have their own experience and their own story to tell if we don’t get anything else.
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