NYC NEAR RECORD FLIRT THANKSGIVING COLD
Good morning everyone. Light rain is slowly departing our area this morning, but the big story is the bitter cold heading towards NYC for Thanksgiving Day. We may not break records, but we’ll be real close and it’ll be one to remember regardless.
Expect rain to clear out over the next hour or so, then we’ll have partial clearing with highs in the mid 40’s. Expect windy conditions to charge in tonight, which is the leading edge of that colder air working its way in. Get that winter jacket on if you’re out tonight, because lows in the upper 20’s to low 30’s combined with the wind, will push those wind chills well below freezing. Tomorrow, that cold air works in even more and that blustery wind continues. We’ll have sunny skies but it won’t do much, highs in the upper 30’s to near 40.
The big story for the New York City metro area is the core of Arctic air settling over us just in time for Thanksgiving Day. We’ll drop into the upper teens to near 20 Wednesday night, setting us up for a relatively frigid Thanksgiving.
Expect temps not to recover much, and that wind continuing which could be a problem for the balloons. Look for highs in the mid to upper 20’s and that’s it. The coldest Thanksgiving on record for NYC was 26 in 1901 and we’ll be flirting with that. However, we won’t be breaking the coldest November 22nd on record set in the 1800’s if that makes you feel any warmer.
We’ll also experience another round of upper teens to near 20 overnight Thursday. Areas away from the city could really drop into the low teen territory with clear skies and calming winds.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
We’ll have one more cold day on Friday as things start to modify. Although it’ll feel like springtime with mid 30’s, we’ll still be way below normal.
Over the weekend, we cloud up with another system heading our way. As of now it doesn’t look very impressive, but it’ll help bring us back to normal. Late light rain is possible Saturday with highs in the upper 40’s to near 50, then a slight chance of rain and low 50’s Sunday.
A larger system is possible Monday/Tuesday, but most of the energy looks like it’ll go well north. That’ll probably equal another “mild” one for Monday before we get another reinforcing shot of much cooler air mid-week.