SNOWY TIME UPSTATE WINDY TIME NYC METRO AREA
Good morning everyone. Rain has cleared out once again, but the wind sticks around for a couple of days, making New York City feel much colder than it is. Meanwhile, upstate areas of New York and interior parts of New England are having a snowy time as that area of low pressure is stubborn to leave.
Expect sun and clouds today as ragged stratus and various other clouds spin around that slowly departing low pressure. Winds will also be an issue today, with strong westerlies sustained at 15-20+ mph and gusts possible beyond 30. Highs today will be in the low to mid 40’s, but it’ll obviously feel a lot colder. Wind calms down a little bit tonight, but but lows in the low 30’s and a stiff breeze, it’ll still feel very cold.
Upstate is a different story, with areas of snow throughout as low pressure sticking around meets the cold air. Some higher elevation areas are seeing winter storm warnings pop up, while other parts experience a gusty dusting to a few inches of the white stuff.
Dry air holds on for much of the week. We’ll have more clouds than sun again tomorrow, a stiff west wind, and highs again in the low to mid 40’s. Thursday is looking like the sunniest day of the week, but that stiff WNW flow will still hold on. Low to mid 40’s once again and that wind making it feel like it’s in the 30’s.
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For Friday, clouds slowly start to creep in. I think we speed things up a bit in terms of that next system, so look for the slight chance of rain Friday night as a weak piece of that approaching system breaks off, but not before we have 1 more dry day in Friday; highs in the low to mid 40’s.
That slight chance of rain comes and goes Friday night, then we wind up mostly cloudy for Saturday and a slight chance of light rain by midday; highs in the upper 40’s. As far as this approaching system is concerned, I think the bulk of the action happens late Saturday night into Sunday morning in terms of the heaviest of rain.
This will be very similar to the last two systems we’ve had, with the primary low going well north and west of us, then a secondary wave forming near our area before departing. This will once again enhance the rain and wind for our area compared to parts west and north. We should see early highs in the low to mid 50’s Sunday before we drop as the day goes on. We could also see lingering showers/drizzle throughout the day after the heavy stuff leaves.