After days of having forecasts under high pressure, we have a doozy of one today, especially for the biggest city in the US. Not the greatest way to kick off the weekend, but don’t worry, there is light at the end of the tunnel for everybody!
At 5:54PM EST, the temperature is 49 degrees at Central Park, with overcast skies and light fog/mist, and additional rain moving in from the southwest imminently. A large trough has been digging in over the Eastern US over the last day or two, and a strong cold front has been sweeping over the Eastern Seaboard today. Many reports of damaging wind occurred in the NC/VA and further south, produced this dramatic video at the WGC-Cadillac Golf Championship down in Doral, Florida. Luckily, the New York City area should avoid such severe weather tonight into tomorrow morning, however, will be prone to flooding due to the amount of rainfall expected through midday Friday. Heavy rains at times are expected to affect the city tonight and Friday morning, finally starting to relent around lunchtime. Cloudy skies will persist through the evening and overnight hours, with the main weather nuisance switching to gusty winds on the backside of the low. Mostly cloudy skies will last into Saturday, as another low pressure system over the Great Lakes will trek into the Northeast. Luckily, most of the precip from this 2nd system will get caught up west of the Appalachians, so NYC should get a weekend reprieve and dry out from today’s and tomorrow’s events.
Friday: Heavy rains at times (perhaps an isolated tstm?) through mid-morning, drying out during afternoon. High 56, Low 46.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, gusty at times. High 53. Low 38.
TWC: Friday: AM thunderstorm possible, weakening to afternoon showers. High 55, Low 48.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 54, Low 37.
AW: Friday: 1.50-2″ of rain possible by midday. High 59, low 45.
Saturday: Partly sunny, breezy. High 55, Low 37.
NWS: Friday: Heavy rains, 1-2″ possible. High 57, Low 46.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, but breezy. High 54. Low 37.
WB: Rain, heavy at times. Remaining cloudy. High 59, Low 46.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High 53, Low 37.
Here we see one main push of rain about to roll through the NYC area, and a line of thunderstorms approaching the Washington DC region. All that activity (well, rain-wise anyways), is going to continue shifting northeastward throughout tonight and tomorrow. Hope your umbrellas are handy and strong!