This was quite the day on Long Island. We had sunshine from start to finish and for the first time in over a week, the wind was not from off the ocean but from the northwest. That’s how all of Long Island gets warm and temperatures reached the low to mid 80s everywhere, even at the shore. The satellite loop shows clear skies overhead and we should be clear tonight but notice there are clouds to the north and northeast. This is due to strong Low Pressure sitting off the coast of Northeast Maine and that low is not moving very much. Those clouds could come in from the northeast on Friday which would make for a partly sunny cooler day with highs in the 70s. This is really the only issue going forward for the weekend. I don’t think it will be too problematic.
EASTERN SATELLITE LOOP
Even with all those clouds the radars are nice and quiet and I expect that to continue over the next few days with little if any chance for rain. Saturday and Sunday we will see sunshine and warm temperatures. Humidity levels will be comfortable through Saturday and while they will rise a bit on Sunday, it will still be reasonably comfortable.
Monday will be the hot humid day with our first trip into the 90s especially in Nassau & Northwest Suffolk County with mostly mid and upper 80s elsewhere and 70s to near 80 at the shore. Thunderstorms won’t be an issue until Monday evening at the earliest.
Here is the Long Island Marine Forecast from the National Weather Service.
…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
Synopsis: ANZ300-150845- 330 PM EDT Thu Jun 14 2018 .Synopsis for the Long Island Waters and New York Harbor… A couple of cold fronts will pass late tonight and Friday. High pressure remains centered offshore through the weekend as a series of surface troughs develop across the interior each afternoon. A cold front slowly approaches the area and stalls early next week, before moving south of the region as high pressure builds in by mid-late week. $$
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt this evening. seas 3 to 4 ft.
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
SW winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Chance of showers and tstms.
W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Chance of showers and tstms.
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas around 4 ft in the morning. Chance of showers and tstms.
SE winds around 5 kt. Chance of showers and tstms. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.