Tonight – Monday: Warmth Returns
Following this morning’s widespread frost and freeze, with lows dropping into the 20s and 30s for most of the area, warmer temperatures will briefly make a return with a surge of warmth on Sunday and Monday, when highs are expected to reach the upper 60s to low 70s, locally mid 70s in the immediate NYC area, along with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Most of the rain activity will stay north of the area tonight into Sunday, with showers possible on Monday night as the cold front moves through, especially east of NYC.
Longer Range: Close To Average, More Rain Late Next Week
A weak trough will briefly move in for Tuesday and Wednesday with decreasing cloud cover as highs cool back down to the upper 50s to low 60s along with lows in the mid 30s to low 40s north and west of NYC including southern CT and colder parts of eastern/central Long Island. An amplifying, possibly negatively tilted trough will move into the region late in the week with a cold front expected to move through sometime around Friday; there are some model differences regarding this time frame, although at least some rain is expected along with warmer temperatures, back into the upper 60s range and perhaps above 70 for some, before cooling down during next weekend. Stay tuned for more information on the longer range with Sunday’s update.