Lots of Long Island Sunshine Beautiful Autumn Weather Continues
WEATHER IN 5 PODCAST 9/23/2020
Thanks to what is now post tropical storm Teddy in the Canadian Maritime Provinces, lots of dry air is being drawn southward. That is giving us a lovely day of weather here on Long Island. We have lots of sunshine. Very few clouds cover the Northeast and Northern Mid Atlantic states. A nice northwest breeze is moving the air around and highs today should reach the mid to upper 70s. There are no issues on the radar to worry about and no rain is in the forecast probably through the weekend.
We do still have some issues regarding the shore. The Atlantic ocean remains all churned up thanks to Today. Coastal flood advisories are up for high tide today mainly for the south shore of Nassau County. Minor coastal flooding is expect during the high tides today. Rough surf continues as do the rip currents so do exercise caution at the beaches as swimming can be an issue even for the most experienced of swimmers.
Tonight should be mainly clear sky wise and it won’t be as cool as past nights. Most lows will settle in the 50s though there will be a few 40s in cooler spots in the pine barrens. Thursday will be a repeat of today with mainly sunny skies. Some high clouds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Beta will reach up into the Mid Atlantic states on Thursday but the rains should never reach this far north. Highs will be in the 70s to near 80. High pressure remains offshore Friday through Sunday. We will start to get into scenarios where low clouds could develop during the nighttime and early morning hours and then burn off to some sunshine. Highs will be in the 70s to near 80 each day with no rain forecast for the weekend.
Next week the pattern changes to a more active one with weather systems moving back into play and no tropical storms bookending the upper and keeping systems in place. The first of two cold fronts arrives with widespread showers for Monday. The great weather we have been having has now created very dry conditions in parts of Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England so the showers should bring some relief. A second front will arrive on Wednesday with the chance for more showers.
Behind the second front will be much cooler air coming in as a large high drops southward from Central Canada. Temperatures will trend below normal after that second front comes through. We might also see the front stall out and create a set up for another wave of low pressure late next week and rain. In the meantime, no major storms, no issues, just sunshine most of the time now through Sunday.
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