May 2: Warm Week Ahead, Stormy End

As yesterday’s forecast expected, today ended up being very warm and humid, with high temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s away from the coast. There were more clouds than sun today, however places that had breaks in the cloud cover were able to warm up quickly.

Meanwhile, there were some last minute changes with the storm set up that changed the forecast for the next few days. The storm and cold front ended up further west than expected, leading to a delay in the severe weather timing, and smaller severe weather probabilities. In addition, as a result, tomorrow should also be warm and humid instead of colder.

Tomorrow’s Outlook:

As mentioned, tomorrow should also be warm. High temperatures should be in the upper 70s to lower 80s in the interior areas, and in the lower to mid 80s for the immediate New York City area away from the coast. With dew points in the upper 60s, tomorrow should also be humid.

The cold front, which has been delayed, is going to move through the area late tomorrow. It should produce periods of rain and thunderstorms, though there shouldn’t be any severe thunderstorms.

Mid-Late Week And Weekend Outlook

Tuesday should be the “coldest” day of next week, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s across the area. This would still be several degrees above the average high temperature for this time of the year. As a warmer air mass begins to move into the area, high temperatures on Wednesday rise into the upper 70s to lower 80s. A few mid 80s are even possible.

Thursday should continue warming up, with high temperatures returning into the mid to upper 80s. As a storm organizes well to our north and west, it is expected to draw in much colder air to its northwest, with its cold front moving through between Friday and Saturday. This cold front is expected to produce thunderstorms on Friday afternoon and evening, with the potential of isolated strong to severe thunderstorms.

After the cold front moves through, much colder temperatures return into the area. High temperatures on Saturday are expected to be in the upper 60s to lower 70s, with Sunday cooling down even further, bringing high temperatures in the lower to mid 60s.

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