Monday, June 25, 2012
June 25, 2012: Chilly Temperatures Briefly Return
- Chilly Tuesday; gradual warm up through Friday
- Brief surge of heat possible on Friday and/or weekend
- Additional storm chances for the weekend
A chilly air mass has moved into the region behind the cold front, and will stay in place through tomorrow while a coastal low pressure develops off the New England coast and retrogrades into Maine. Partly cloudy skies are expected with a risk of isolated showers in the afternoon, especially north/NE of the city, with highs reaching the lower to mid 70s inland and the mid 70s across the rest of the area, getting close to the upper 70s in the immediate NYC area.
Wednesday - Next Weekend: Warming Up; Storms Return
Temperatures will gradually warm up late this week as the upper level low gradually weakens and exits the region. Mostly sunny skies are expected for Wednesday with temperatures reaching the upper 70s to lower 80s across the area, approaching 85 degrees in the immediate NYC area. Warmer temperatures are expected for Thursday, with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s for most places, reaching 90 degrees in parts of the immediate NYC area.
By the late week into next weekend, a massive surge of heat will move into the central and southern US, with widespread 100-110+ degree temperatures spreading across the southern US and into parts of the Ohio Valley and the southern Mid Atlantic regions. The area will be near the northern edge of this very warm air mass, with 850mb temperatures close to 20C. With the area near the gradient, however, there is also going to be a risk of thunderstorms during this time frame, which is likely between at least Friday through Monday. Temperatures are generally expected to be in the mid to upper 80s across the area with the drier/sunnier days reaching the 90s in parts of the area, especially west/SW of NYC, with a risk of thunderstorms each day. Not every day is expected to have rain, although the potential is there for at least some days to bring thunderstorms. Stay tuned for more information on the outlook for next weekend.
Posted by NYC Weather at 11:57 PM