NYC Mild Entry Into Weekend With Rainy Finish

NYC Mild Entry Into Weekend With Rainy Finish

Good morning everyone. Mid-level clouds have spread into the area as milder air pushes in. Meanwhile, we have a fairly large system heading our way, and rain won’t let go as easy on Monday, forcing us to modify our forecast for the day.


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Look for variable clouds today with a few blue patches here and there. We could also have a few widely scattered light sprinkles, especially late morning to early afternoon. We’ll also be on the mild side in the low to mid 50’s.

Low to mid 50’s stick around tomorrow, but we’ll have more sunshine and a beautiful day overall.


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Clouds will increase Sunday morning with a large system approaching to our west. Expect the chance of some showers Sunday afternoon, but the bulk of the steady rain heads in overnight Sunday and into Monday. Highs Sunday in the upper 40’s to near 50 as the lack of sunshine and earlier precipitation, cuts the legs off of any chance for a milder day.

A secondary wave along the trailing cold front will help boost and keep precipitation around for much of Monday, then we’ll scale it back to widely scattered showers as we near nighttime. Highs again will be in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.

For Sunday night and Monday, expect the possibility of localized flooding in poor drainage areas. Give yourself some extra time during Monday morning’s commute.


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For New Year’s Eve Day, we begin to clear out, but the wind machine picks up. Expect a breezy and near-slightly above average day temp-wise, but the wind chills will make it feel much colder on the skin. New Year’s Eve itself in Times Square, should be in the mid to upper 30’s, and wind chills in the 20’s.

New Years Day is looking sunny, breezy, with low to mid 40’s.

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Overall, the “snow-drought” continues, with a relatively unfriendly pattern for any major system in our area. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen, but it won’t be the “conventional” way if it does. For the next couple weeks, we’ll be watching these big systems go west and north of us. However, I’ll be watching closely for anything stalling out at or near the Gulf as cold air heads in.

That or an energized Alberta Clipper, would be the only way at this point to get plowable snow in the area, and chances are slim; not dead, but slim.


Please note that with regards to any tropical storms or hurricanes, should a storm be threatening, please consult your local National Weather Service office or your local government officials about what action you should be taking to protect life and property.