April 13: Last Week’s Heat, Forecast For Week Ahead

During the week that I did not update the blog, the most notable event that took place was the heat on Wednesday, April 7. Temperatures were able to soar into the 90s across parts of the area, including Central Park, which is even more than 30 degrees above the average highs for this time of the year!

After some rain on Friday, the temperatures did cool down as expected, but were not as cold as I predicted, with high temperatures in the lower to mid 60s instead of the lower to mid 50s.

Frost Tonight, Followed By Warmer Conditions

With mainly clear skies, temperatures tonight are expected to drop into the 30s inland, with frost expected away from the coast. Frost advisories have been issued for parts of New Jersey, southeastern New York, and Connecticut by the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to be in the lower to mid 30s inland, in the upper 30s in the immediate suburbs, and in the lower to mid 40s for New York City and closer to the coast.

Tomorrow will start a warming trend, however that should not be anything near the heat we’ve recently seen. Tomorrow’s temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 60s, with Thursday being the warmest day, having high temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Rain On Friday, Colder Conditions Return Once Again

After the warmer temperatures on Tuesday, a storm will cool down the temperatures once again. While the heaviest rain is expected to stay well north of the area, some rain is still expected to fall. Light to moderate rain is likely on Thursday night to Friday morning as the warm front moves through, followed by drier conditions on Friday afternoon. Additional rain and some thunderstorms are likely on Friday evening as the cold front moves through. At least 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain is expected, with locally higher amounts.

The rain ends early Saturday morning, though clouds and a few scattered showers are expected to last, with high temperatures below average, in the mid to upper 50s. Overnight temperatures may reach the lower 30s once again in the interior. Sunday should still be chilly, with high temperatures similar to Saturday, though by Monday we should see temperatures warming up once again into the 60s, potentially reaching the lower 70s later in the week in the warmer case scenario.

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