NYC Windy Today Next System Late Saturday

NYC Windy Today Next System Late Saturday

Good morning everyone. Yesterday’s forecast worked out perfectly as rain failed to change to snow in the NYC area before ending. Areas of Long Island saw a dusting or so, and extreme eastern Long Island got a little bit more than a dusting. Overall I was happy considering the compactness of the area of energy, and the complicated forecast. This system wasn’t a big deal and never was in my eyes.

We have a windy one for today, then milder air heads in ahead of a broad system after a cold one tomorrow.

SATELLITE

storm free

Expect variable amounts of clouds today, some blue patches, and the chance of scattered snow showers/flurries late morning into the afternoon. Even with highs near 40, it’ll be cold enough aloft if any of these flurries make it, to keep it snow. The big story will be the wind today, with wind advisories up until midnight. Sustained winds may reach 25-35mph at peak, with gusts near 50 until things begin to calm down late.

Overnight, low to mid 20’s will be found in NYC proper, with teens possible throughout LI and even colder N&W of the NYC area.

REGIONAL RADAR

storm free

Tomorrow will be the “coldest” day we’ve had in a while, but at least the wind machine shuts down. Look for mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 30’s.

LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY

storm free

On Friday we begin to feel the effects of our next approaching system. This will be our transition day with increasing clouds, the slight chance of a shower, and highs in the upper 40’s to near 50. A steady SSW will also develop, and the immediate shore will feel that the most.

With the warm blanket of air moving in ahead of our large system going well to our west and north, the interaction with the cooler ocean will touch off a foggy day on Saturday. As of now, expect fog to roll in and out of the area, especially at the shore, and highs 55-60. If by some chance we’re able to squeeze out some partly sunny skies, breaking 60 will not be far-fetched.

The bulk of any rain associated with this system moves in on Saturday night and into Sunday. Rain could be heavy at times as that front nears, and windy conditions remain ahead of it. Highs Sunday will also be in the 55-60 range, but depending not he timing of the front, we might reach those highs earlier in the day and have a big cool down by sunset Sunday.

LOCAL RADAR PHILADELPHIA
storm free

Once again, our long range indicates no major snowstorms available for snow lovers, and a snow-hostile pattern persists. As explained, we could still get a surprise dumping of snow IF a system passes by and lingers at the Gulf, but that’s something we simply cannot predict in long range forecast.

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