Sept 5, 2013 Brief Update

[notice]A brief update was posted tonight. The next full update will be posted on Friday morning, 9/6/13.[/notice]

Forecast Overview:

A strong cold front moved through the area earlier today, with much cooler temperatures expected for tonight, with mostly clear skies, decreasing winds, and lows falling into the upper 30s-low 40s inland, mid to upper 40s in the north/west suburbs of NYC and southern CT, upper 40s-low 50s in Long Island, and low-mid 50s in NYC and the immediate coast. Sunny skies are expected for Friday with highs in the upper 60s-low 70s inland and the low to mid 70s for the rest of the area.

A brief warm up is expected this weekend with highs back into the mid-upper 70s, with isolated thunderstorms possible on Sunday as a cold front moves through, with cooler temperatures briefly returning for Sunday night, with lows falling into the mid 40s inland again, and Monday, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low-mid 70s for most of the area. Summer-like warmth and humidity are not done with, however, as a much more humid and warmer air mass returns for Wednesday and Thursday, with highs back into the low-mid 80s and dew points in the mid-upper 60s resulting in humid conditions again, with overnight lows struggling to fall below 65-70 degrees. A cold front is expected to move through around Thursday and possibly Friday, with a stronger frontal passage favored at this time supporting a more widespread risk of showers and thunderstorms across the region. More information on next week’s outlook, as well as the late week storm potential and the expected warmer mid-late September pattern will be posted with Friday morning’s forecast discussion.


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Wednesday, September 4 Observations:

9.4.13Behind Tuesday’s cold front, conditions remained dry and generally seasonable as the area was placed in between the Tuesday cold front offshore, and a strong approaching cold front from Canada. Mostly to partly sunny skies were observed, with highs peaking in the upper 70s to low 80s across the area. The highest temperature was 84 degrees in Teterboro, NJ, and the coolest high temperature was 75 degrees in Montauk, NY.

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