Less Gloom & Doom But Severe Weather Risks Late Thursday For Long Island
Yesterday’s cold front becomes tomorrow’s warm front and Long Island saw today what happens when you are south of a warm front with an onshore wind. It was a day of gloom and doom and you can see on the satellite loop how the low clouds are just stuck while the higher clouds are running away to the northeast. That kept temperatures today in the upper 40s to lower 50s. However we will see the front move north of Long Island Thursday and that should bring a boost to temperatures into the 60s and Northern Nassau and Northwest Suffolk counties could see highs reach the upper 60s to lower 70s if there is enough sun that breaks through the cloud cover. The East End however may have a tougher day as the low clouds could linger there for much of the day so highs over the Twin Forks will be in the low to mid 50s.
Moving in from the west Thursday will be a cold front. The dynamics Thursday are weaker than they were last Friday so we will see some showers when the front moves through late in the day and into Thursday evening. However temperatures will reach 80 or better to the west and south of Long Island so that allows for the possibility of some scattered thunderstorms in the mix. If there is enough heating and if the wind is more from the west than from the south, then there is a chance we could see some isolated severe thunderstorms. This is why the Storm Prediction Center has put Long Island at a marginal risk for severe weather.
Once the front passes, it appears that we will have nice weather Friday right through Easter Sunday though it will be on the chilly side. Some sunshine is forecast each day with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s Friday. Saturday highs will be in the lower 50s as the core of the chilly high builds in. Easter Sunday should be a nice day as highs will be in the 50s to around 60 degrees. Much of next week could actually be quite nice with no signs of another visit from the Curse of the Onshore flow and that could lead to a stretch of above normal temperatures for Long Island all next week.
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