April 5: Some Rain On Friday, Longer Range

Due to the help of a north/west wind, temperatures were able to even warm up along the immediate coast yesterday, reaching the 60s and 70s instead of the 40s and 50s. Despite a south wind today, temperatures should still warm up into the 70s except for the immediate coast, which should stay in the 60s. Temperatures are expected to be today in the 60s along the immediate coast, in the lower to mid 70s in NYC, in the mid to upper 70s in the north and west suburbs, and in the lower to mid 70s in the interior (NW NJ and Orange County, NY).

As I mentioned in my update on Saturday afternoon, tomorrow should be significantly warmer instead of colder. A few scattered showers are possible tonight, though any shower ends by tomorrow morning, with temperatures quickly warming up. With the help of a southwest wind, temperatures are able to warm into the upper 60s to lower 70s along the coast, in the upper 70s in NYC, in the lower 80s in the north and west suburbs, and in the upper 70s to lower 80s in the interior.

Unlike the last few nights, tomorrow night should stay mild. Temperatures overnight are only expected to be in the upper 50s to lower 60s in the interior, and in the lower 60s for the NYC area except for the immediate coast. Wednesday should be the warmest day of this warm spell, with temperatures warming into the lower 70s along the immediate coast, in the lower 80s for NYC, in the mid 80s for the north and west suburbs, and in the lower to mid 80s for the interior. These temperatures are only the average highs in June!

Late Week Storm Update

Blue Alert is in effect for Thursday/Friday, click here for more details.

The storm for Thursday and Friday has trended drier, leading me to downgrade the Orange alert to a blue alert. Light to moderate rain and thunderstorms are expected to start on Thursday night, and continue until Friday morning as a cold front moves through. Rainfall amounts are expected to be near 1/2 inch, with locally higher amounts up to 3/4 or 1 inch in the heavier rain showers.

Friday’s high temperatures should be colder, in the upper 50s to lower-mid 60s across the area, due to the cold front. Colder temperatures continue to move in, and by Friday night, temperatures should return into the 30s away from the coast.

As my April outlook expected, there will be a period of colder temperatures after this storm, which should be next weekend. High temperatures next weekend should be chilly, generally in the mid 50s, though another warm air mass is expected to approach the area by the late weekend. As a result, Sunday’s temperatures will start to become warmer, with temperatures likely returning into the 70s by next week.

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