Today’s storms ended up being slightly further east than expected, which led to a round of thunderstorms in the immediate NYC area, though the severe thunderstorms stayed in western New Jersey, as expected. High temperatures today were colder than yesterday, and tomorrow should continue to cool down, though there should be another warm up by the longer range.
Tomorrow should be relatively chilly compared to today. Unlike today, when high temperatures were in the 70s and 80s, tomorrow’s high temperatures should be in the upper 60s to lower 70s across the area. The immediate coast should be slightly colder, in the mid to upper 60s.
The colder temperatures are also due to the cloud cover that is expected. While only a few scattered showers are possible, more widespread rain is expected for the central and southern Mid Atlantic, along with the risk of thunderstorms.
Weekend Outlook: Sunny And Warm
After the stormy conditions today and the chilly temperatures tomorrow, the Memorial Day Weekend should be much better. Saturday should still be mostly cloudy with the chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm, though temperatures should return into the mid 70s.
By Sunday, temperatures should warm up at a faster rate as a warmer air mass moves into the area. High temperatures are expected to be generally in the mid 80s, locally lower or higher.
Early To Mid Week: Very Warm Start, Then Colder
As the warm air mass continues to push into the area, Monday is expected to be the warmest day of this time frame. High temperatures should rise into the lower 90s once again, with some places possibly seeing the mid 90s. Meanwhile, a storm well to our north and west is going to bring a cold front towards our area, leading to more clouds on Monday night.
There is some uncertainty on when the cold front moves through, though at this time, I am leaning towards the slightly slower solution, where the cold front moves through on Tuesday, bringing thunderstorms throughout the day with high temperatures in the mid to potentially upper 80s. Afterwards, a colder air mass should approach the area, cooling the temperatures back into the 70s for the middle of next week.