July 9, 2012: Warmth To Gradually Return

Forecast Highlights:

– Seasonable conditions stick around through Thursday
– Bermuda high spreads west; warmth, humidity return beyond Thurs
– More widespread storms possible starting on Saturday


Today’s Observations:

Following the cold front that moved through the region on Saturday night, temperatures have slowly cooled down, still reaching the 90s yesterday. For the first time since June 27, there was no heat near the region, with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 80s from NYC and further north/west and the lower to mid 80s in Long Island and southern CT. Today was the first time that most of the area was in the 80s since July 2, the day that interrupted the heat wave for most places north/west of NYC except for Newark.

With a trough over the Northeast region, these seasonable temperatures will continue through Thursday. Afterwards, however, with the Bermuda high shifting west along with a warmer air mass and more widespread moisture, temperatures will warm up again into the upper 80s to 90s range away from the coast, along with more widespread storms.

Tuesday – Thursday: Seasonable, Mostly Dry

The outlook for Tuesday through Thursday remains unchanged, with seasonable high temperatures sticking around, peaking in the mid to upper 80s from NYC and further north/west and the lower to mid 80s in Long Island/S CT. Mostly to partly sunny skies are expected; there is a slight possibility for isolated showers on Wednesday, although it is more likely that the area ends up dry.

Friday – Beyond: Warmer, Humid, Wetter

By Friday, as the trough moves out of the region, a slightly warmer air mass will move into the region, with temperatures warming up into the upper 80s to lower 90s away from the coast, with Long Island/S CT ending up slightly cooler. With the Bermuda high moving closer to the region, more moisture is expected along the eastern US, which will result in scattered shower/storm activity especially starting around Saturday. Although the stormier days will include cooler temperatures, the overall time period starting Friday is expected to be warmer than average.

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