April 4, 2011: Cloudy And Rainy Week Ahead

Note: A brief update was posted tonight. The 5-Day Forecast was updated through Saturday.

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Today brought chilly temperatures to the eastern parts of the area and warmer temperatures further west, however temperatures failed to reach the forecast further west, peaking in the upper 50s to lower 60s inland, lower to mid 60s in the immediate NYC area, and in the lower to mid 50s for the eastern parts of the area.

Thunderstorms currently affecting Pennsylvania will move in from the west by at least 4-7 AM, which will produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds, with the best potential for gusty winds in Long Island. The storm will begin to end by 12-2 PM with clearing skies and increasingly windy conditions afterwards.

Late Week Into Weekend: There continues to be uncertainty with the scenario for the late week, however some light rain is expected on Wednesday night into Thursday morning with temperatures generally peaking in the 50s. Another weak storm should approach the area on Friday, bringing the potential for moderate rain for Friday afternoon and night, though there is some uncertainty with the storm’s track. At this time, it is expected to take a further south track, bringing chilly temperatures peaking below 50 degrees for most of the area, though it is a possibility that the storm tracks further north, bringing less rain and warmer temperatures.

By Saturday, a much warmer air mass will return into the region, however temperatures will not warm up yet with an onshore SE/SSE wind likely. Another storm is expected to affect the Great Lakes area around Sunday/Monday, moving into the region either on Monday or on Tuesday, and depending on the storm’s track, should it be far north enough, temperatures may return into the 70s by Monday for parts of the area. Stay tuned for more information on the longer range as details become clearer.

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