It was a windy, chilly day yesterday. Gusts of 35-40 mph were reported across LI during the afternoon. Today winds will be a little lighter as high pressure builds in, though still on the breezy side with a deepening storm system not too far away along the Canadian Maritimes. Temperatures will remain in the mid 40s, similar to what they were yesterday.
Friday will start off quiet but by the afternoon a weak clipper will bring a few rain showers to the area. In the higher elevations north and west of NYC they could come in the form of snow, with some very cold air aloft. A more soaking rain will come over the weekend. That storm system is just moving onshore along the California coast this morning, bringing some much needed rain to a state ravaged by wildfires. For us, that rain will arrive Saturday night, so any Saturday daytime plans will be okay. That rain will linger into Sunday morning and eventually taper, with drier conditions by the afternoon. Temperatures will briefly spike to around 60° during the afternoon before crashing back down early next week.
Monday (50s) and Tuesday (40s) both look dry, with sun giving way to clouds. As I mentioned the past few days, the jet stream will be nearby, and with colder air coming back in we will have to watch for any storm systems. Our main long-term models have been indicating that a storm developing to our south will come close by as we head into Wednesday. They have been back and forth regarding the track, but we aren’t concerned about track, yet. It is more important to note that something will likely be brewing next week, and so I will continue to monitor this situation in the coming days. -Geoff