Oct 15, 2012: Rain Returns On Friday

Forecast Highlights:

– Cooler temperatures briefly return for mid week
– Rain returns Thursday night, Friday
– Cooler again for next weekend
– Warmth surge begins next Sunday-Monday


Tonight – Wednesday: Cooling Down, Drier

Areas of moderate to locally heavy rain affected the western half of the area towards this evening, with radar estimates showing rain totals anywhere from 1/4 to at least 1 inch in northern NJ, SE NY, and southwestern Connecticut. The latest radar loop posted to the left shows the earlier round of rain moving out into New England with another area of showers off the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula moving northeast. These showers are expected to affect locations from NYC and further east with moderate to potentially locally heavy rain, with lighter rainfall expected for areas west of NYC. The rain will end by at least 1-3 AM tonight with clearing skies towards the morning hours.

A trough will briefly move into the region for Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs on Tuesday reaching the low 60s inland and the low to mid 60s across the rest of the area along with a breezy NW wind. Temperatures on Wednesday will warm up into the low to mid 60s from NYC and further north/west with temps above 65 degrees in parts of the immediate NYC area, but with Long Island and southern CT mostly in the low to possibly mid 60s.

Thursday – Beyond: More Rain For Late Week

The next cold front will approach the region on Thursday night and Friday with additional rain. The exact timing of the front is still a bit uncertain although rain is expected for Friday with highs in the 60s again. Temperatures will cool down briefly during the weekend into the upper 50s to mid 60s, although a stronger surge of warmth is expected towards Sunday and early next week with highs returning into the 70s. More information on this time frame will be posted on Tuesday with the next full discussion, along with the weekly long range pattern outlook.

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