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  • White Hot Heat.
     
    All the humidity that moved in last night created a stunning pink sunrise at dawn today. That’s an indication that air quality will be poor today, thanks to the extra atmospheric moisture scattering the sun’s wavelengths across the color spectrum. Today’s ground ozone, which lowers air quality, develops in the sun, and is aided by the sun’s intensity. Ground ozone is different from the air in the ozone-layer. Ground ozone will help form the appearance of a white-colored sky by this afternoon. (Strong sunlight splits breathable O2 molecules and forms O3 bonds (ozone), reducing the amount of available breathable oxygen in the air. The greatest effect of this process will be after 11am, and throughout the afternoon. NYC calls this an Air Quality Alert. This is why asthmatics and those with respiratory issues are advised to take it easy.) Here’s a great video explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THYoUULn_2U
     
    This afternoon, the feels-like temperature will be 101°F between 2-4pm. A quick round of thunderstorms (possibly severe) won’t cool it down very much as the weather remains muggy into this evening. Both weekend days are hot; however, Sunday will be less humid, aiding in keeping the heat index a bit lower.  Caution: this will mean that the air temperature has a chance to rise more quickly on Sunday morning. Monday brings back all the heat, haze and humidity—likely the hottest day this summer until afternoon storms arrive. The heat index will once again be above 100°F. Tuesday will still be in the 90s.
     
     -mike
     
  • A HEAT WAVE IS IN THE WORKS

    I hope you have enjoyed the pleasantly warm weather of the last two days because it’s time to pay for it! Hot and increasingly humid weather is in the forecast and this time it looks like we have a better than good chance of getting our first HEAT WAVE of the summer. Today can be considered day one as the mercury reached 90 degrees at Central Park. 90 degree or higher temperatures is in the forecast through Tuesday of next week. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY from 12pm to 7pm Friday as heat index values are forecasted to reach the upper 90s to 100 degrees. Also, due to concentrated ground-level ozone, an AIR QUALITY ALERT has been issued from 11am – 11pm Friday.

    Remember to:
    *Slow down and take frequent breaks if working outside
    *Minimize time spent in direct sunlight
    *Start hydrating now!
    *Check on anyone that may not deal well with oppressive heat and humidity
    *Know where your local cooling centers are
    *Never leave children or pets alone in a closed car without air conditioning
    *Make sure that pets have access to shade and cool water

    Darryl
  • Warm Winds.
     
    Today’s humidity will spike, once those afternoon breezes get going. At times, it may actually be quite windy. This won’t be a refreshing breeze, however. Muggy air moves in from the southwest. The peak heat today will be delayed a few hours thanks to the air warming up later than usual this afternoon, around 4:30pm. Sunshine all day with no chance of rain means another awesome afternoon for the pools and beaches—just remember that the wind will be strong at the shore. A small craft advisory was issued for this reason tomorrow. There are already excessive heat watches issued for places just west of the boroughs. So why no hot weather alerts for us?  Our counties are technically in a different forecast zone, falling in the boundary of a different weather service forecast office.  The meteorologists who run the office that forecast for the immediate NYC metro aren’t completely confident that it feel like 105°F on Saturday, which is categorized as a more threatening excessive heat warning, as opposed to the less-threatening heat advisory. (Watches and warnings are issued further out in time than advisories) Any updates will be urgently passed along. The weather service office that issued the hot weather alert to our west, prepares forecasts out of Southern NJ.
     
    Actual highs this weekend will still reach the low to mid 90s, with the heat index around 100° at times each afternoon this weekend. Monday and Tuesday will also be very warm with Tuesday having some relief as compared to the weekend. Most of next week is still warmer than average.
     
     -mike
  • Dry Feeling.
     
    We have arrived at one of the best days this summer: comfortably dry air and full sunshine lasts into the evening.  Humidity creeps back in tomorrow, late in the day, and Friday begins our next heat wave. There are limited rain chances and/or cloud cover to cool us down this weekend. By Monday, the heat peaks to dangerous heat index levels, around 103-105, due to the high humidity. The weather service classifies a “Danger Day” when the heat index soars beyond 105°F in our area. There’s an even better metric to forecast how much heat the human body can endure: it’s called wet bulb.  Also known as “skin temperature”, that’s the same feeling when you get out of a pool soaking wet on a dry, windy day. Your skin feel cold due to a low wet bulb temperature or high evaporation rates. When the humidity is very high, in combination with the hot air, the wet bulb is higher than normal, and your body can’t keep up by sweating in order to cool down. Professional athletes aren’t supposed to train when the wet bulb is above 80°F, risking overheating and brain damage (yeah, that bad!). Monday’s wet bulb will be 90°F by the afternoon, in the shade.  Actual temperatures never take into account sunshine. (Add 20° in the sun)
     
     -mike
  • Monday was another hot and humid day for the boroughs as the mercury climbed to 93 at Central Park, 97 at La Guardia and 91 At JFK. Only La Guardia has seen temperatures in the 90s since Friday of last week. Showers and thunderstorms have brought down the temperatures, however, the humidity will slowly decline overnight. A cooler and drier air mass will give us pleasant weather for Tuesday and Wednesday as dew point temperatures fall from the 70s to the 50s. Low pressure over the upper Midwest will bring another round of hot and humid weather beginning Thursday and through the weekend.

    The “Dog-Days” of Summer are here!

    Darryl
  • Another Scorcher.
     
    Today’s heat will be 2 or 3 degrees hotter than Friday and just as humid.  Why no heat advisory? Because the sub-100 degree feel only lasts today.  If it felt like 95-100° for 2 consecutive days, then a heat advisory would be issued. Drier and cooler weather arrives after the storms this evening.  The thunder threat begins after 3pm today, and ends by midnight. Tomorrow will be much more enjoyable, with less humidity throughout the day. Wednesday is the best day this week, and a top 5 day for this summer: a perfect 82 degrees, low humidity with cloud-free skies.  The humidity and heat gradually return on Thursday and Friday for very muggy and warm conditions lasting through the weekend.
     
     -mike
  • The hot and humid weather continues through the weekend as a weak cold from brings a slightly less humid air mass to the borough. Daytime highs will reach the 80s and 90s with dew point temperatures falling back to the 60s resulting in heat index values in the mid-90s. Unfortunately, there is only a slight chance of showers and possible thunderstorms through the weekend. The next best chance of showers and possible thunderstorms will not be until Monday night.

    Darryl
  • Hottest Day So Far.
     
    Beating out last Thursday’s peak heat in the low to mid 90s, today’s highs will feel like 100°F this afternoon. Actual temperatures will be around 93 to 95°. We already may have broken a nighttime record: at dawn this morning, some neighborhoods only cooled off to 83: likely tying a record at LGA from 1995 of the “Maximum Low Temperature Record”. So far this year, the highest reading was 91 at Central Park, warmer at LGA: 96. Sunshine all day will sizzle the borough with limited chances for rain: just hazy, hot and humid conditions. After the heat breaks by Sunday, there is a multi-state national heat wave setting up for the beginning to middle of next week. That heat should affect our weather starting Thursday, lasting into next weekend.
     
     -mike
  • The hot and humid weather continues as daytime highs reached 88 at Central Park, 91 at La Guardia and 85 at JFK. With dew point in the mid-70s, we were look at heat index values in the mid-90s. A nasty line of showers and thunderstorms rushed across the boroughs bringing gusty winds, heavy rain and vivid lightning. Our weather will be less active for tonight under a partly cloudy and humid sky. It looks like the hottest day of the week will be Friday with high humidity and temperatures from the upper 80s to the mid-90s. There is a slight chance of showers and possible thunderstorms during the late afternoon / early evening hours. Temperatures will remain very warm with less humidity through the weekend.

    Darryl
  • Steamy Today, Hotter Tomorrow. 
     
    This afternoon’s forecast humidity has been described in many ways: disrespectful, or dog’s breath, to name a few.  While tomorrow won’t be as ridiculously humid, it will be 5-7° hotter, with sunshine. That will make tomorrow’s feels-like temperature reach 100 before noon. We’re spared the heat advisory today thanks to a light SE wind that is strong enough to keep beach neighborhoods in the upper 70s through early afternoon.  Once that wind switches direction later today, all parts of the borough will feel like the mid to upper 90s. Late afternoon showers will be brief, plan on sunshine. Tonight doesn’t cool off very much, and will feel warm and muggy into tomorrow. Very little chance of rain tomorrow, allowing the sunshine and still air to lower air quality. The rest of the weekend will be partly to mostly sunny as seasonable weather with less humid air arrives for Sunday.
     
    Early next week begins somewhat unsettled with more clouds and showers. The trend dries out by midweek, (Wednesday will be beautifully dry) allowing for heat to build and return by next weekend. The tropics will likely become more active before the month is through.
     
     -mike
  • Continued very warm and increasingly humid through Friday as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will only trigger scattered showers and possible thunderstorms through Thursday. Warm and less humid air is behind the front that should bring us pleasant weather for the fourth weekend of summer 2016.

    Darryl
  • More Humid. 
     
    Sunshine prevails most of today. The humid air was noticeable at dawn and will continue to increase throughout the afternoon. Expect extra clouds and a quick passing shower threat this afternoon/evening. Tonight stays muggy with a light drizzle, allowing tomorrow to begin muggy, but steamy as the sun breaks out from between the clouds tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow afternoon’s weather will be sunny, but uncomfortably hot and humid. Late afternoon storms could give quick downpours to certain neighborhoods tomorrow. Friday should be mostly sunny, but hazy, hot and humid with a temperature above 90° for most of the midday. The weekend starts a bit muggy, but the air dries out and cools off into the mid 80s by Sunday.  Both days look great this weekend with sunny skies.
     
    Next week starts seasonably warm, but a big warm looks to occur by the end of next week.
     
     -mike
  • It was another day with high pressure in charge. Daytime highs reached 82 at Central Park, 84 at LaGuardia and 80 at JFK. Overall, as much as 3 degrees below average. Southerly winds will continue to pump higher heat and humidity into the region through Friday. Much of the Tri-State Area is under a Moderate Drought with no rainfall for today, a surplus of 1.02 for the month and a deficit of 5.24 inches on the year. The next best chance of rain comes from scattered showers and possible thunderstorms with potential rainfall totals of about a quarter of an inch by Saturday morning..

    Darryl
  • Another Great Day.
     
    Humidity begins to build tonight, after mostly sunny skies and warm weather finishes out another picture perfect Tuesday. Highs creep back into the mid-80s tomorrow with a muggier feel, but sunshine still prevails. Thursday will start with rain, for the first time in days, but ends very warm and muggy.  Friday is the hottest day this week. The hazy, hot and humid weather lasts for just one day. Saturday likely has some showers that linger into very early Sunday morning. Most of Sunday should be clear, with mild, dry weather. Mostly of next week stays seasonably warm.
     
     -mike
  • A Beautiful Start to the Week!

    High pressure over western New York State will move east and off the coast over the next 36 hours. This movement will bring a southerly flow of warmer and more humid air to the borough that we will begin to feel by Tuesday night. Moderate drought conditions continue with only a 30% chance of showers and possible thunderstorms for Thursday and Friday.

    Darryl
  • Pleasant Monday.
     
    Low humidity with mostly sunny skies makes today’s sunshine feel more comfortable. Afternoon sea breezes arriving around 2pm will cool the beaches back down from the 80s into the upper 70s. Tomorrow becomes somewhat humid as highs warm into the mid 80s. 90s arrive by Thursday with a muggy feel. Thursday is also our next chance for storms. We’re dry until then. Steady rain begins Friday lasting into much of Saturday with mostly cloudy skies. Another round of clouds lingers through Sunday morning, with late clearing expected. Sunday appears to be the nicer half of the weekend. Early next week may start cooler than average, keeping another round of prolonged July heat away for another week.
     
     -mike
  • The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an AIR QUALITY ALERT until 11pm tonight. We’ll run the risk of scattered showers and possible thunderstorms through Saturday as a slow moving cold front moves east from the Ohio Valley. Once the front clears, an area of high pressure will bring a cooler and less humid air mass to the borough for Sunday and Monday. High heat and humidity return by the middle of next week.

    Darryl
  • Cooler Weekend.
     
    After the third day of 90+ degree heat, relief arrives this weekend. Central Park didn’t reach 90 yesterday, but other climate reporting stations did.  Sunshine lasts most of today, making another fantastic day to cool off at the beaches or pools. First, clouds arrive after 4pm followed by thunderstorms tonight, beginning the cooldown. Tomorrow begins somewhat cloudy with some showers. Sunshine eventually returns tomorrow, but especially for Sunday with a drier feel and highs only in the mid 80s.  Monday’s weather will be fantastic: low humidity and seasonably warm with sunshine. Beyond a shower midweek, the end of next week heats up again into the 90s, with hot, hazy and humid weather lasting into next weekend.
     
     -mike
  • The hot and humid weather continues with a twist!

    Early afternoon temperatures are in the mid-80s to the low 90s. However, our dew point temperatures are in the low 70s. As a result, we have heat index values in the mid-90s. Once again, we are under a HEAT ADVISORY until 7pm and an AIR QUALITY ALERT until 11 tonight. We’ll run the risk of scattered showers and possible thunderstorms that are capable of producing periods of heavy rain that could trigger flooding, especially in poor drainage and low lying areas. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued until 6pm this evening. The current pattern of hot and humid weather will continue until a cold front brings a cooler and less humid air mass to the region by Sunday.

    Darryl
  • Another Hot Day.
     
    The hottest part of the day will be 1pm, as heat indices will reach 95-97° across all areas, except for the beaches. Shoreline neighborhoods’ feels-like temps top out in the upper 80s. The first chance for storms arrives by 1pm, but peaks near 6pm. These storms will be slow-moving with heavy downpours; therefore, flash flooding is possible. Air quality is poor all day today into tomorrow with a steamy start and finish again for Friday. Highs will once again be in the 90s tomorrow. Tomorrow evening’s storms could bring another round of downpours into Friday night.  Saturday is warm, but unsettled with passing storms into Saturday night. Sunday will be drier and cooler with highs reaching average: 84°.
     
     -mike
  • It’s time to slow down on the first day of a possible heatwave.

    Due to air temperatures from the low to mid-90 and dew point temperatures in the 60s, the National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY until 8pm tonight. As of 2pm this afternoon Central and LaGuardia reported air temperatures of 91 and 93 degrees with heat index values of 92 and 94 degrees.

    Because we are under a stagnant, hot and humid air mass, the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation has issued an AIR QUALITY ALERT until 11pm tonight. Anyone with respiratory issued should limit or eliminate strenuous activity.

    We do it all again tomorrow!

    Darryl
  • Get ready for the hottest weather of the season Wednesday through Friday of this week. Daytime highs are forecasted for the low to mid-90s with heat index values from the mid to upper 90s and possibly 100 degrees. This is the time to slow down, stay hydrated and take frequent brakes if working outside. With the potential for a stagnate air mass and poor air quality, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an AIR QUALITY ALERT from 11am – 11pm Wednesday.

    Darryl
  • Summertime. 
     
    High humidity and hazy sunshine is on tap through the rest of this week. As this morning’s showers move out, breaks of sun appear by midday today. This afternoon’s high won’t reach 90  degrees, but comes close at 88°. Tomorrow will be our first 90° day since May, and likely begin a heat wave that keeps highs in the 90s through Friday.  Humidity will be worse: with near tropical levels throughout the week. Overnight lows will be warm and muggy the mid 70s during the hottest part of the week: Wednesday into Thursday. Next chance for afternoon storms will be Thursday.  The weekend cools off a bit into the 80s.
     
     -mike
  • Severe Afternoon.
     
    This morning’s high humidity leads to a mostly cloudy midday with breaks of sun by early afternoon. The atmosphere will be primed for some severe thunderstorms this evening when the front pushes in from the West. Gusty winds over 60mph, small hail and even some tornadoes are possible late this afternoon/early evening.  All the fun begins after 4pm, wrapping up by 8pm.  There’s a little lull until midnight, when another front brings weaker storms through the overnight. Tomorrow clears out nicely, and the weather stays dry and clear through Tuesday.  Late next week could bring highs back to 90—something that hasn’t happened this past June.  There have only been a handful of times in NYC weather records when any day in June didn’t hit 90°. The most recent occurred in 2014.
     
     -mike
  • High pressure over West Virginia will generate a southerly flow of very warm and humid air that we’ll begin to feel tonight. We also have a cold front crossing the Great Lakes region. As a result, we’ll run the risk of scattered showers during Friday morning and afternoon with showers and thunderstorms that may be strong to severe late Friday into Friday night as the cold front crosses the region. Once again, high pressure follows the showers and storms to bring us pleasant weather for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

    Darryl
  • Tropical Friday.
     
    After a picture perfect day today with low humidity and sunshine, tomorrow’s weather will once again turn wet. Thin clouds arrive from the west tonight, allowing for a vibrant orange and pink sunset. Look to the sky after 8pm this evening. Rainfall could top 1” in spots with embedded thunderstorms tomorrow.  When the skies won’t be pouring down tomorrow, they’ll be overcast.  Tropical-like weather all day Friday leads to warm and humid afternoon at 80 degrees, without much sun.  Saturday clears nicely with an early dry start. Cloud-free skies last all weekend long into Monday, with temperatures reaching the upper 80s on Independence Day, 10 degrees cooler at the beaches—the water temperature is 72°. No prolonged heat waves are in the forecast next week. Expect just average heat to return after rain on Tuesday night/Wednesday.
     
     -mike
  • As a cold front drifts away from the coast, high pressure moves east from the Ohio Valley. This high will give us warm temperatures with lower humidity through Thursday. South winds return on Friday bringing an increase in humidity and resulting in a chance of late day showers and possible thunderstorms. Fair weather returns through the holiday weekend.

    Darryl
  • Improvement.
     
    Today’s weather began cloudy and very humid. This morning’s humidity was slightly more than that of Mississippi’s. Rapid improvement, however, brings back sunshine and warmer weather by this afternoon, and drier air arrives by late tonight. The only rain showers that pop-up will be along sea breeze fronts at the beaches, after 3pm. Otherwise, you can swap the umbrellas for the sunglasses today. UV index is a 9 out of 10 (very high). The scale goes to 14, but the sun’s strength only reaches a 10, here. Tomorrow will start pleasantly cool and dry. There won’t be a cloud in the sky.  Thursday’s weather is the best of this workweek.  Friday’s clouds have turned to rain.  The moisture looks a bit more aggressive and will provide morning and midday showers and thunderstorms later Friday afternoon into Friday night.  The holiday weekend still looks amazing. Low humidity and cloud-free skies both Saturday and Sunday. Monday has a bit more humidity, but still stays sunny.  Clouds arrive after fireworks on Monday night and likely brings back some rain by late Tuesday.
     
     -mike
  • A slow moving cold front is approaching a very warm and moist air mass. As a result, our weather will remain unsettled as scattered showers and possible thunderstorms are in the forecast through the tonight. Sunshine returns Wednesday, as high pressure builds in from the upper Midwest. This will begin a period of nice summer weather that will take us through the Independence Day holiday weekend.

    Darryl
  • Gloomy Grey
     
    A half inch of rain fell overnight, helping to give a much need drink to parched lawns and gardens. This morning has more light showers in the forecast, with the best chance for light rain arriving around noon. This afternoon’s high reaches 79 muggy degrees, while a break a sun tries to appear from between the clouds. Any sun, however, will only energize the next round of storms that arrives tonight. By midnight, most of the rain should be over, and fog develops for tomorrow morning’s commute.  Once the fog lifts by late tomorrow morning, highs will rebound into the mid 80s with sunshine, and lowering humidity throughout Wednesday afternoon thanks for a northwest wind. Thursday is the best day this week: low humidity and mostly sunny skies.  While there isn’t a drop of rain on the 7 day, Friday is the cloudiest day on there. At times, skies could become partly sunny at best. Saturday clears out nicely with a return to the low humidity: dry and pleasantly warm weather lasts all weekend with sunshine through the 4th. I can’t remember an Independence Day that wasn’t even a little muggy and humid: the air will feel comfortably dry for this year’s outdoor festivities on Monday.
     
    mike
  • A slow moving cold front will press east over the next two to three days from the Ohio Valley. This front will bring a chance of showers and possible thunderstorms through midweek.

    THE TROPICS: No active systems in the Atlantic Basin

    RIP CURRENT RISK: MODERATE

    Darryl
  • Rain on the Way
     
    The afternoon sky will look very different than this morning’s. Overall a more humid day, the midday clouds will veil the sunshine with a milky shade of white, becoming fully overcast by 3pm.  Muggy weather remains tonight, but rain holds off until tomorrow morning. Umbrellas are in order for light showers in between the clouds early Tuesday.  Most of midday tomorrow is just cloudy, but another shower should return tomorrow evening. The rain is welcomed, but much more is needed to green-up the parched ground. After Wednesday’s grey start, the skies clear out nicely for the afternoon with a summery feel: mid 80s and typical humidity. Thursday is dry and sunny. Friday may have more clouds than sun at times, but it’s still a nice start to the holiday weekend.
     
    Good news is that Independence day on Monday is sunny, dry with low humidity. Saturday and Sunday, however,  have some close calls with rain and clouds that would make or break the bbq or beach day. Right, now, I think Sunday is the wetter half.  I’ll give details tomorrow since the medium range weather models have a split decision, right now the middle.  It’s not exactly clear, just yet.
     
    mike
  • High pressure will drift eastward over the next two to three days. As a result, we’ll have a mostly clear sky, comfortably warm temperatures and low humidity for the weekend. A cold front will bring a chance of showers and possible thunderstorms as early as late Monday.

    THE TROPICS – No organized systems expected over the next 48-hours.

    There is a MODERATE RISK of RIP CURRENTS for ocean facing beaches Saturday.

    Darryl
  • Weekend Perfection
     
    Beginning today, our weather will rival that of Southern California for the next 5 days. Sunshine, low humidity and light breezes at the ocean will keep everyone happy. The next chance for even a cloud will be Tuesday, as the summer-like afternoon pop-up thunderstorm threats return.  Even into next weekend, there’s no significant rainfall. The holiday weekend forecast isn’t a guarantee of the awesome weather that we’ll enjoy this weekend.  Temperatures will be just as warm, in the mid-80s; however, there could be some afternoon threats of rain next weekend.  It’s simply too early to tell how great that rain chance will be, and how it affects the forecast.
     
    mike
  • The dry weather continues!

    Unfortunately, no rain fell at Central Park, La Guardia or JFK for this day. The lack of rainfall has left us with rainfall deficits of 1.59 inches for the month and 5.94 inches for 2016. Due to the lack of precipitation we are under MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS. The next best opportunity for rain will not be until early next week as Canadian high pressure brings us dry and pleasant weather for the next three to four days.

    Darryl
  • Drought Buster?
     
    Not a chance.  Today’s rain is way too little to put a dent in our drought.  Technically, the area returned to a “moderate drought” since June 14th. As of today, the rainfall deficit is approaching 6 inches from average.  The dry weekend ahead will help enhance the dry weather. In case you haven’t noticed, the grass is beginning to turn that silvery-green color, with some dirt patches cracking. We haven’t had a good soaking (1 inch or more) since May. As the light, spotty showers exit this evening, a weekend warmup with sunshine is ahead.  Low humidity lasts until Sunday afternoon, when a light southwest breeze brings back muggy air for Monday.  Haze and humidity will be noticeably high with sunshine (thus, poor air quality) on Monday.  Tuesday into Wednesday has some wet weather returning.
     
    While this hurricane season has been quite active so far, with Danielle being the earliest “D” storm in the Atlantic basin’s record-keeping, the next few days look quiet.  That could change by early next week, as some longer-range scenarios point to tropical development in the Gulf.  Why does that matter to us? A fast-spawning plume of tropical moisture, direct from the Caribbean, could make or break our 7-day forecast, here at home.
     
    mike
     
  • High pressure moving across southeastern Canada has given us another very pleasant day across the borough. Low pressure moves east-northeast from the Ohio Valley over the next 24 to 36 hours. This low will increase the chances of rain and possibly an isolated thunderstorm. As a result, the Storms Prediction Center has placed the borough and much of the tristate area under a MARGINAL RISK of severe thunderstorms through Thursday.

    Darryl
  • Rip Current Season
     
    While rips occur year-round at the ocean beaches, they’re only dangerous when the water is invitingly warm to inexperienced swimmers. Today’s water temp: 68°. Today’s weather: perfect for the beach.  With the “high risk of rip currents” advisory issued by NWS due to high surf, today’s weather forecast could make a precarious situation for beach-goers.  Rips are like a treadmill that pull swimmers away, not under.  Exit the rip current as you would step off a treadmill, swim to the side. Lifeguards are the best protection, because they know the changing underwater landscape of the beaches: some areas at a beach such as along jetties or groins could create flash rip currents enhancing the danger to swimmers.   Tomorrow’s stormy weather stays South; we just get light rain in the boroughs. Friday through Monday features a solid stretch of summer weather: highs will be around 90 with comfortable humidity and nothing but sun. UV index will be a 10 this weekend: skin can burn to a crisp in 30 minutes.
     
    mike
  • As a cold fronts slips south of the borough, high pressure will cross the Great Lakes bringing a warm and dry air mass to the region through Wednesday. By Thursday we’ll be watching an area of low pressure from the mid-west that will bring periods of much needed rainfall to the tristate. Rain may be heavy at times. Fair weather returns by Friday and takes us through the weekend as Canadian high pressure returns to the region.

    Darryl
  • Storms, then Sun
     
    The early morning storms left some neighborhoods dry, while others had a good soaking and a round of nature’s fireworks. All storms end by 8:30am. This afternoon is notably less humid and breezy, but still warm with sunshine at 88°. Tonight will see continued clearing, and a cooler start to Wednesday in the upper 60s.  Tomorrow is mostly sunny and warm with low humidity. Thursday isn’t necessarily a washout, but on and off showers will limit outdoor plans. Friday will clear quickly, kicking off a beautiful first weekend in Summer!
     
    It was 123°F just East of Palm Springs, CA yesterday. That’s just 11° shy of the hottest temperature ever recorded in the US, 13° less than any record high on the planet. On a climate note: new research from NOAA states that 9 out of 10 extreme heat events can be attributed to Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), aka human-induced climate change.
     
    mike
  • An advancing cold front approaching the Ohio Valley will bring a slight chance of a shower or possible thunderstorm during the late overnight hours. Once the front clears, we’ll return to a nice summer weather pattern as another area of high pressure crosses the Great Lakes through Tuesday. There is a chance of a steadier rainfall by Thursday as low pressure moves in from the Midwest.
    The official start of Summer was Monday evening at 6:34 PM.

    Darryl
  • Welcome to Summer
     
    The solstice occurs at 6:34 this evening, about 2 hours before sunset.  Heat and humidity today will easily make it feel like Summer is here. Look out for an air quality alert, typically posted around 11am. Advisories for atmospheric ground-level ozone are already posted across the Hudson River (air quality isn’t a weather service advisory—those alerts come from each state’s respective environmental agencies). Other than a rough go for those with respiratory issues, the pollen counts are much lower. Beyond some thunderstorms tonight, after midnight, humidity gradually drops tomorrow with sunshine to start the day on Tuesday. Highs return to normal, with sunshine everyday in the low 80s until Thursday.  Very wet and stormy weather returns for Thursday, but clears for a quiet and sunny Friday and weekend.
     
    The record heat wave out West will continue into next week. Technically, the heat is off the charts: color legends on maps need to be re-designed, since the scale doesn’t go that high.
     
    mike
  • High pressure continues to dominate the northeast as low pressure slowly moves southeast from the Ohio River Valley. This low will bring increasing clouds to the borough tonight with a slight chance of a few scattered showers through Thursday. This period of unstable weather will be brief as Canadian high pressure return us to a mostly clear sky with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s through the weekend.

    Darryl
  • High pressure is giving us another day of pleasant weather for the boroughs. Low pressure over the Upper Midwest / Great Lakes will move east-southeast over the next 48-hours, bring us a slight chance of showers by early Thursday morning. At this time, it looks like the low will move off the North Carolina coast around mid-day Friday leaving us with a pleasant weekend as high pressure moves in from the northwest.

    Darryl
  • High pressure over the Great Lakes will drift southeast over the next 48-hours continuing our pattern of dry and comfortable weather. The gusty winds will subside tonight under a partly cloudy sky as the mercury falls to the 50s and 60s. Temperatures will climb to the 80s through Wednesday followed by clouds and showers Thursday and Friday.

    Darryl
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