Feb 18, 2011 Evening Update

A full update will be posted within the next 2 hours, though here are some short updates:

– An unexpected heavy thunderstorm moved west to east from northern New Jersey to New York City and into southern New England earlier this evening. This thunderstorm produced gusty winds and heavy rainfall.

– With the wind event for tomorrow, I issued a High Wind Watch for the area, which may be upgraded to a warning tomorrow morning. There is the potential for wind gusts between 50 and 60 mph across the area during the day tomorrow.

– Newark, NJ managed to reach 71 degrees today, breaking their previous record of 69 degrees set in 1981. Otherwise, temperatures were generally in the upper 50s to mid 60s across the area, making this the warmest day since early December 2010.

The update later tonight will discuss in more details the return of much colder temperatures, the strong winds tomorrow, the two storms on Monday morning and Tuesday morning, and what we can expect after these storms exit the region on Tuesday afternoon.

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