Note: The 5-Day Forecast page has been updated today.
Today brought a round of heavy thunderstorms for most of the area, bringing an end to the very hot and humid conditions the area has seen in the last few days. This change will be temporary, however, with temperatures already warming up by the middle of this coming week.
Monday will be much more comfortable than today. It will still be warm, with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s inland, upper 80s for the immediate NYC area, and with a NW wind, Long Island and S CT should warm up into the mid to upper 80s, but there will be much less humidity, with dew points dropping into the 50s to lower 60s.
No rain is expected across the Mid Atlantic and Northeast tomorrow as a high pressure will be in place, with today’s storm well offshore.
Tuesday – Thursday: Hot, Humid And Stormy Conditions Return
Tuesday will still be a calm day across the area, with temperatures slightly warming up into the upper 80s to lower 90s for the immediate NYC area, upper 80s inland, and with a WSW wind, Long Island and S CT will reach the mid to upper 80s again. Meanwhile, the next storm will slowly approach the area.
By Wednesday, slightly more humid conditions are expected, with temperatures in the lower 90s for the immediate NYC area, upper 80s inland, and the mid 80s for Long Island and S CT with a SSW wind expected.
Wednesday night will be humid again as the next cold front approaches, with low temperatures in the upper 60s to 70s across the area, however an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible, especially in the western parts of the area.
By Thursday, the computer models continue with the uncertainty, some bringing the cold front through on Thursday morning. As I mentioned yesterday, however, the models tend to be too fast on cold fronts looking at the last few storms, and at this time, I am expecting the timing to trend slower, with the cold front moving through between Thursday afternoon and evening. As a result, this could bring a risk of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms to the area, which I mentioned in the 5-Day Forecast. More details will come on this storm potential as details become more clear.
Friday And Next Weekend: Cooler, Less Humid
A colder air mass will move into the area by Friday, bringing cooler and less humid conditions to the area. The models continue to be colder with this air mass, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s, however they have been too cold previously, and at this time I am expecting high temperatures in the lower to upper 80s, with lows in the 50s inland and 60s for the rest of the area.