Week Ahead Looks Less Gloomy As Arthur & Upper Air Storm Stay Suppressed
Things have certainly turned for the better to an extent. We saw that this weekend which actually turned out to be rather nice with only occasional rounds of cloud cover and more sun than anything else. The Sunday rain that was advertised last week never materialized nor is the rain materializing for tonight through Wednesday it seems. We are seeing everything in the weather pattern suggesting that much of the cloud cover and rain will stay well south from the Mid Atlantic states south and Tropical Storm Arthur which will graze the Carolinas will make a right turn on Monday and head out to sea.
From NYC north and east we have clear skies. South and west we have cloud cover. This area is where the onshore flow from the east is having a bigger impact. The radar is actually picking up some scattered showers across Eastern Pennsylvania and also parts of New Jersey. Most of the showers are light and moving to the northeast. Heavier showers are in Western NY on the regional radar and those are destined for Northern New England tonight into Monday.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Look for some clouds tonight with most lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. The next 2 days should be no worse than partly sunny from NYC north and east and partly to mostly cloudy from NYC south and west. Highs Monday will be in the mid to upper 60s.
The flow is going to be onshore all week. That is to say that winds will be from off the ocean. That will keep temperatures in check especially when clouds are an issue which I think they will be Tuesday through Thursday. So look for daytime highs only into the 60s and along the coast many areas might not get out of the 50s. We are expecting the high to the north to keep things suppressed to the south. The easterly flow will create coastal flooding concerns beginning on Tuesday and lasting into Thursday. We are approaching a new moon at the end of the week so tides will be rising into that new moon. No rain is forecast until late Thursday and possibly not until Friday.
The upper low to the west is acting like a punter and kicking it out to the east and offshore, however we are going to have to get the upper low out of the way in order for better weather to return here and that may take all week before the upper low gets out of the way. If it times right then next weekend which is the Memorial Day holiday weekend could turn out ok.
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