News 12 Weather Extra

News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn Weather Extra

    Cooler than Average

    This afternoon’s highs will be about 10 degrees below average. Tomorrow brings back mostly sunny skies with temperatures climbing through the 70s on Sunday. Highs should near 80 by Monday, and that May-like feel brings back afternoon showers and storms to start cooling things down by Tuesday. Dry air returns with a seasonably mild feel through the end of next week. There is no frost in the future. It’s safe to plant in-ground.

    mike
    High Fire Danger

    Our lack of precip this Spring has finally caught up to us. At nearly a 2.5 inch rainfall deficit for the season and growing, our greenery (measured by satellite) is 20-30% below normal to date. Today’s warm weather and dry winds prompted a Fire Weather Warning from the Weather Service. Since flowers don’t spontaneously combust, smokers are urged to dispose of lit cigarettes responsibly and construction workers use caution with open flames or sparking equipment as fire could spread rapidly and easily. After a brief round of rain tomorrow, the lack of rain situation worsens as dry, warm weather returns with high temperatures above average for the next two weeks. That last sentence is pending the formation of the season’s first tropical storm, about one month before hurricane season begins. “Ana” could be named by the weekend. Her movement should be stationary, off the South Carolina coast, but a tropical system’s future movement is difficult to pin down, especially when the storm hasn’t formed yet.

    mike
    Warm and Muggy

    As if yesterday’s highs in the mid 80s weren’t warm enough for early May, the very dry air made the weather feel comfortable. Today’s humidity adds a muggy feel while highs still climb into the upper 70s under partial sunshine. Clouds thicken up later this morning and bring in some spotty showers, of the hit-or-miss variety this afternoon. The best chance of 20 minute shower is after 5 or 6 pm. Rain chances go up tonight and tomorrow morning with umbrellas recommended for Wednesday morning’s commute. Cooler weather tomorrow in the 60s promotes thick fog Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The fog lifts by Thursday afternoon with sunny weather through the weekend. Highs will be in the 80s on Saturday and Sunday. Monday and Tuesday’s rain is dependent on how much Ana develops, and where she decides to go.

    mike
    Muggy with Showers

    Spotty light rain today gives way to just clouds later this afternoon. Cooler weather offers temperatures in the 60s today thanks to a wind shift. Tomorrow is clear and dry, with sunshine taking highs all the way to the mid 80s this weekend. Expect fog on Friday morning. Saturday and Sunday’s weather will likely have extra high thin clouds due to Ana forming off the Carolinas. Her moisture supercharges our rain and thunderstorms for Tuesday, giving us much needed downpours. Cooler weather returns to finish next week. Clear and sunny weather arrives to start next weekend.

    mike
    Add 10 degrees

    This afternoon brings back the upper 70s with sunshine, about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday’s highs. Tomorrow’s highs flirt with 80 until late clouds arrive tomorrow night, possibly with a light shower. Saturday and Sunday’s high clouds will be a result of Ana’s strengthening in the Atlantic. With a southwest wind all weekend, however, highs should be in the low 80s regardless. Monday and Tuesday begins to cool down, with showers and storms Tuesday. Wednesday brings back some drier and cooler winds with a long stretch of clear sky through the end of next weekend. After some chilly starts in the 40s late next week, afternoon highs should finally settle around average in the low 70s. While our rainfall deficit continues to grow, (approaching 3 inches below average) the reservoirs are at normal capacity of 98.5%. Lawn and garden watering required.

    mike
    Marine Layer

    This morning’s fog is a similar scenario to LA or San Francisco’s daily weather: light breeze blowing off 52 degree ocean water. Since tropical storms typically don’t form this early, the ocean hasn’t warmed up enough yet to prevent the fog from occurring. (The Pacific always stays in the 50s) This afternoon, however, is warm and sunny with a touch of humidity. Ana will continue to spin to our South, delayed from becoming fully tropical since ocean temperatures are too cool. While she looks legit on satellite and radar, Ana is still getting some of her energy from the atmosphere, not all from the ocean, so she’s not entirely a true tropical storm yet. (it’s like what happened to Sandy, but in reverse). Each weekend morning will be even more foggy and cloudy due to the east wind (again, thanks to Ana), but afternoon clearing should help bring sunny and warm weather by Sunday, later in the day. I think tomorrow’s clouds will be too thick to offer much afternoon sun at all. Brooklyn even sees a light morning mist tomorrow. Mother’s Day clears out in the afternoon with sunshine and a high of 82.

    Monday and Tuesday should wet with some showers nearby, but not washouts. Wednesday and Thursday turn windy and cooler with dry and chilly mornings ahead beginning Thursday and lasting into next weekend.

    mike
    Hazy, Hot and Humid

    Today’s temperature is about 2 degrees warmer than yesterday. All the haze and humidity lingers into tomorrow, where highs near 90 across some parts of the city. A late day shower or quick storm both days can’t be ruled out. Tomorrow evening begins a dramatic cool down that will make mornings feel chilly this week. Beginning Wednesday, mornings will begin around 45 with dry weather. Afternoon highs midweek only reach the upper 60s under mostly sunny skies. That cool pattern lasts through Friday. Late Friday night, light rain moves in, causing the Brooklyn Half Marathon to begin on a wet note. Sunshine gradually wins the afternoon sky, and highs return to 78 Saturday afternoon. Sunday and Monday are sunny and seasonably warm.
    Drop 10…Do it Again

    Once the early morning fog lifts along the coast, hazy and humid weather dominates the forecast today. Beyond a midday shower, rain will be minimal today as sunshine returns this afternoon. Less humid air moves in the evening, sending overnight lows into the 50s; that’s a 10 degree drop from this morning’s low. Dry and sunny weather with low humidity begins tomorrow and lasts through Friday. Thursday morning’s low will be another 10 degrees cooler at 48. Highs struggle to reach 70 despite all the sun. Blue skies become veiled by thin clouds on Friday afternoon due to Saturday morning’s rain. The light and spotty showers will create a damp and cool morning Saturday, with fog along the coast due to a light south wind. Saturday afternoon sees some breaks of sun. Sunday is the sunnier day this weekend.

    mike
    High Fire Danger

    The lack of rain, very dry air today with gusty winds 30 mph and sunshine all day are the ingredients necessary for today’s Red Flag Warning. As the rainfall deficit now approaches 4 inches, there is no rain forecast until Saturday (even that will be light). Today’s high is about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday, not reaching the 70s. Tonight cools down into the 40s with less wind. The clear sky tomorrow will help highs warm into the low 70s. Friday begins with veiled sunshine as thin clouds work into our skies throughout the day. Highs reach the mid 70s, but clouds thicken up through the afternoon. Light, spotty showers should begin overnight into Saturday morning with clouds remaining on Saturday morning. Sunny breaks should appear Saturday afternoon. Sunday is the sunnier and warmer half of the weekend.

    mike
    A May Day

    Beyond this morning’s chilly start at 50, this afternoon warms to 74 under mostly sunny skies. This evening sees high, thin clouds return. Tomorrow morning’s sunrise at 5:40 will be extra colorful—those high thin clouds from the west will reflect the pink and orange refracting sunlight from the east. By Friday afternoon, the clouds lower and thicken up. Light and spotty showers begin after 8pm, with rain wrapping up by 5am Saturday. Saturday will start cool and cloudy, with breaks of sun by midday. Another late night shower on Saturday night can’t be ruled out. Sunday is the warmer and drier half of the weekend, with unsettled weather through Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday of next week are dry, before another round of rain to begin the holiday weekend. Sunny, dry weather returns later next weekend.

    mike
    Muggy and Damp

    The cool breezes off the water today keep temperatures in the 60s. Once the morning shower threat passes by 9am, there’s no need to tote the umbrella around for the rest of the day, even though skies stay grey. Tomorrow is more humid with morning showers and warmer with highs in the mid 70s thanks to afternoon sunshine. The dry, pleasant and warm pattern lasts through the holiday weekend, with humidity increasing a bit by Sunday.

    mike
    Brighter Afternoon!

    Once the cool and misty morning fog clears by noon, the sunshine returns this afternoon with warmer weather. Highs return to the 70s later today. Tomorrow is sunny all day with much lower humidity as temperatures settle in the low 70s. Thursday likely has a few thin clouds around in the morning, with sunshine back that afternoon. The weekend is perfectly clear as highs climb into the upper 70s. Monday has clouds back later in the day. Rain holds off until Monday night.
    mike
    10 Times Lower

    The tree pollen count was down yesterday 10x times from what it was a week ago. The mist from earlier this week helped quite a bit, as well as the fact the tree pollination season is wrapping up. Still feel symptoms? Enter weeds and now molds. All that damp weather subsequently allowed mold spores to bloom. While grasses haven’t shown up on the count yet, grasses and weeds season follows. Extra clouds today will keep temperatures cooler and skies greyer than yesterday. Tomorrow starts sunny and warms the weather into the 70s, with a dry and mild afternoon. The weekend is dry, sunny and comfortable as highs near 80 on Sunday. Memorial Day sees extra clouds and a late day shower threat north, but a noticeable rise in humidity begins that evening. Humid and warm, but sunny weather last through the middle of next week.

    mike
    Brief Shower

    Other than the mostly sunny skies today and this weekend, expect a quick shower between 3-5pm today. Tonight is chilly in the 40s, under mostly clear skies. Tomorrow is mild and sunny. Sunday will be the warmer day this weekend as highs reach 75 with arriving late day thin clouds. Monday should have partly cloudy skies to start, with a late day shower, nothing too heavy. As humidity goes up on Monday night through next week, temperatures climb too. Expect another round of upper 80 degree heat, with humidity and the change of a quick pop-up storm each day. This may be the hotter trend taking us into the summer as an El Niño is forecast to develop later this season, creating a warmer than average summer.
    mike
    Summer Weather

    Did you think yesterday was warm? Temperatures get even warmer today. Highs climb into the mid 80s with humidity on the rise. Sunshine lasts all day. Tomorrow is uncomfortably humid and the warmest day of the week in the upper 80s. Morning fog and haze on Wednesday aids in the sultry feel. Late afternoon scattered thunderstorms could arrive Wednesday and Thursday. The weather stay unseasonably warm through Saturday. Sunday cools down a bit with clouds and showers, and next week’s temperatures return to normal.

    mike
    Another Round

    This evening’s storms finally begin to break the humidity that has made this past week feel like July. The month on average has been so warm, that May 2015 is currently ranked as 3rd warmest May on record, on track to take the 2nd or even 1st spot by Sunday. In fact, the past two days have been so hot, that the abnormal heat made the monthly average jump almost a whole degree since Monday. After the morning fog and cloud cover dissipates, the midday will once again have hot, hazy and humid weather will full sunshine. The heat index will feel like 90 in the shade, 70s at the coastline. This afternoon’s storms arrive a little earlier than yesterday’s 7pm thunder and lightning. Today’s storms also may hold together as they move east—not losing their intensity like yesterday over Brooklyn. Tomorrow is slightly cooler and drier, with clouds and dense fog arriving tomorrow night. Saturday begins cool and foggy, but turns sunny and mild by midday. Rain lasts all day Sunday (and it might last into Monday)

    mike
    Less Humid!

    Dry weather moved in last night and made this morning feel so refreshing! Afternoon highs will be similar to yesterday, but feel wonderful without all the humidity. Sunny weather lasts all day today. Tomorrow morning begins cool and cloudy with some fog, but quickly clears as the sunny, warm weather lasts one more day. Sunday starts off wet and cool with heavy rain by the afternoon, and even a few embedded thunderstorms. Highs will only reach 74 on Sunday. That rain lasts until Tuesday, taking a bite out of the moderate drought that we’re currently in. As of today, we’re tied with May of 1880 as the 2nd warmest May on record, but likely slip back to 3rd warmest due to the cooler weekend ahead Sunshine and warm weather is back Wednesday.

    mike
    Warmest May/Heavy Rain

    Anticipate more flooding this evening as another round of storms arrives around 3pm today. More than 4 inches of rain fell over certain Brooklyn neighborhoods, while most of the city averaged 2 inches of rain. A warmer atmosphere holds more moisture. This heavy rain event was enhanced by May’s record-setting warmth. May 2015 is the warmest May on record for NYC at an average 68.5 degrees. Tomorrow starts with showers, but the afternoon clouds may clear for some brighter skies by day’s end. Wednesday and Thursday have thin clouds, with increasing sun in the upper 70s. Saturday and Sunday are warmer in the 80s with comfortable humidity.

    mike
    (Really) Wet June

    The average rainfall for June in the borough is 3.84 inches. Some areas have received double that in just the last two days. More than 7.1 inches of rain fell across Eastern Brooklyn on the Queens border (according to radar estimates), with most Brooklyn neighborhoods receiving on average, more than 4 inches of rainfall since Sunday afternoon. Consequently, portions of Riverdale and Kingsbridge in the Bronx have barely picked up an inch (also a radar estimate). Thunderstorms tend to be very localized in this respect. A big chill today keeps highs in the 50s only, making it feel like a throwback to March. More light and steady rain lasts all day today (no downpours), but will continue keep the puddles around through tomorrow. Wednesday morning sees the first sunny day in 4 days. Thursday and Friday have extra clouds and some more light rain Thursday into Friday. Friday afternoon clears out with low humidity, just in time for the weekend.

    mike
    Sunshine is back!

    Today’s weather starts dry and cool with increasing sunshine. Highs stay in the upper 60s; still warmer than yesterday’s 55 degree high. Tomorrow is relatively similar: sun and clouds, high of 70. Clouds and showers are back for Friday before clearing out for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be less humid with sun in the upper 70s.

    mike
    Trending Drier

    Beyond the morning clouds, and possible quick sprinkle, this afternoon turns drier and sunny as the grey skies make way for blue skies today and tomorrow. Saturday morning sees a quick clearing and highs that climb into the upper 70s. Sunday is also sunny and warm with low humidity. Monday brings back late rain into Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon through Thursday are drier. The rain deficit has fallen to only 3 inches below average for the year.

    mike
    “Summery”

    The weekend weather made up for last week’s wet and chilly string of days. Today brings a taste of the heat to come later this week. After some morning clouds, sunshine is back later this morning, with rain showers and non-severe storms arriving tonight. Some of those showers linger into tomorrow morning, keeping the skies cloudy through noon Tuesday. Tomorrow will feel very muggy in combination with afternoon sun. Wednesday is warm and sunny with slightly less humidity. Thursday’s temperature soars to the upper 80s. The nicer half of the weekend is Sunday.

    mike
    Rainy

    More humidity, and more light rain falls intermittently throughout this morning. Immediately following a few midday breaks of sun, some non-severe storms fire up starting after 1pm. Those quick hits of rain will finish by 6pm. Clear skies arrive tonight, with a somewhat cooler night and drier air. Tomorrow is warm at 83, but less humid than today. Thursday’s high soars to 90 with very high humidity—borderline heat advisory criteria. Friday is warm and humid yet again with sunshine. Humidity will become tropical-like for Saturday and Sunday. Rain is likely for Saturday while Sunday is partly sunny.

    mike
    Sunny and Pleasant

    Thanks to last night’s front that passed through, today’s weather is less humid and sunny. Humidity comes roaring back tomorrow with searing afternoon temperatures of 90. (5 degrees away from 95 degree record). Friday turns cloudy with showers and grey skies on Saturday. Sunday brings back sunshine and pleasant humidity that lasts into next week.

    mike
    Muggy Week Ahead

    Yesterday was a pleasant way to finish the holiday weekend with sun and a seasonable feel. While today won’t feel oppressively humid, clouds gather across the afternoon skies and will result in a slightly overcast scenario for this evening. Warm and muggy weather arrives for tonight as lows stay in the mid 70s. Thundershowers return by midday tomorrow, only making the humidity levels go higher. Highs will be in the mid 80s under mostly cloudy skies tomorrow. More rain and storms, still, for Wednesday. Friday clears out briefly with average humidity and mid 80s on Saturday.

    mike
    High Humidity

    The worst humidity of the week will happen today. With all the extra clouds, however, the temperature won’t be too hot. Highs reach 85 today under mostly cloudy skies with passing thundershowers. Nothing will be severe. After 8pm the skies clear, and the overnight will be quiet but warm. Morning sunshine tomorrow heats things up early bringing back the thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. Thursday is still unsettled, but the skies finally clear by Friday with lower humidity and sunshine lasting into the weekend.

    mike
    Hotter and More Humid

    It will really feel like July later today as highs will be about 3 degrees warmer than yesterday, with humidity slightly higher too. Hazy sunshine this morning fades behind thickening clouds this afternoon, and brings back non-severe thunderstorms after 3pm. Tonight is warm and muggy with clouds lasting through tomorrow. The last round of showers and storms for the week arrive tomorrow evening, finally clearing the way for a beautifully less humid, warm and sunny weekend, beginning Friday. Next week and very hot, hazy and humid…most days will be around 90 with high humidity after Tuesday.

    mike
    Improving

    After another day of high humidity and high temperatures yesterday, today’s weather shows improvement thanks to the highs in the 80s, and slightly less humidity. Also, the afternoon will be mostly sunny today. Storm clouds arrive after 6pm this evening—the strongest we’ve seen all week. Downpours will be accompanied by thunder and lightning—borderline severe thanks to gusty winds. Tomorrow begins refreshing and mild with much less humidity. Morning breezes will bring in drier air that allow highs to reach the mid 80s with mostly sunny skies all day. Saturday and Sunday are warmer with noticeable humidity, but the sun will be out all weekend long with little change for rain. Sunday night may have a quick shower. Next week brings more clouds and showers with muggy weather (almost a repeat of this week) starting Tuesday.

    mike
    Sunny and Dry

    Today and the weekend will have sunny and very warm weather. UV index is a 9 today and this weekend. A swimming advisory due to high bacteria from yesterday’s runoff is posted only for Gerritsen/Kiddie Beach in Brooklyn. All other beaches are safe with a low rip current risk at the ocean beaches. Morning breezes today will add extra effect to the confetti at the ticker tape parade. Temperatures make a run for 87 today. Highs likely hit 90 on Sunday with haze in the afternoon, since there’s no wind to move out the stagnant, ground ozone heavy air. High humidity is back for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with storms Monday afternoon. Stronger storms should arrive Wednesday afternoon. The weather remains summery (warm and humid) through the end of next week.

    mike
    Warm and Humid

    Beyond today’s afternoon sunshine, clouds and humidity dominate the first half of this week’s forecast. Tomorrow brings back more clouds with higher humidity, while the most humid day this week is Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon sees thunderstorms that begin to clear the air for the end of the week. Thursday and Friday are somewhat cooler and less humid. The weekend will be mostly sunny and warm, again.

    mike
    Tropical Humidity

    Muggy air moves in for the afternoon with showers and clouds. Limited sunshine today will make the evening hours feel super humid. As the air conditioners hum overnight, the weather remains quiet; however, storms gather strength and moisture for tomorrow, giving us downpours Wednesday. Tomorrow’s storms won’t be severe, but they will sit over certain neighborhoods for extended periods of time due to the lack of a Jetstream nearby. These slow moving storms could causing flooding by the evening commute, in very isolated areas. Wednesday evening clears out, and the humidity drops with comfortably warm air and sunshine for Thursday and Friday. Humidity returns with sun on Saturday and Sunday as highs reach 90. The best chance for a quick t-storm is Saturday evening.

    mike
    More Tropical Downpours

    This morning starts very humid, with haze and fog. Today will have additional flooding, as storms move across the boroughs. Up to 3 inches of rain could fall by 8pm tonight. Flood alerts will be issued as needed. Despite the clouds all day, high temperatures reach 84 degrees. The clouds clear tonight, and tomorrow begins dry and sunny. Pleasant weather returns with light breezes for Thursday and Friday with low humidity and sun all day. Highs will 2-3 degrees below average, in the low 80s. Thin clouds return for Friday evening, bringing back high humidity for Saturday and Sunday, with hot sunshine.

    mike
    Refreshing

    This morning’s weather is chilly compared to yesterday. The pleasantly dry air lingers through tomorrow, but is accompanied by a light breeze this afternoon. Sunshine lasts all day as highs reach 80, but only the low 70s at the beaches. Tomorrow is a touch warmer at 83, with increasing humidity late in the evening, and thin clouds arriving through the afternoon. Saturday starts party sunny, but clears with a hot and humid afternoon, creating the opportunity for thunderstorms to form later that day. Sunday may have a leftover shower or storm well before dawn, then sunshine and humidity will be at their highest that afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s on Saturday and near 90 on Sunday. The muggy air sticks around through Monday with late storms, but clears for Tuesday with mostly sunny skies. The end of next week looks very hot and humid.

    mike
    Heat Wave Coming

    Kiss that dry air goodbye! This morning begins very dry and pleasant with late afternoon thin clouds arriving closer to this evening. Humidity is on the rise tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and thunderstorms by dawn. Tomorrow morning is cloudy and humid, with spotty showers early, but the afternoon sees sunshine return. Another round of pop-up thunderstorms is likely. Sunday is the sunnier half of the weekend, but it will be very hot. In the shade, the temperature and humidity will feel like 90 by 10:30am. The actual high temperature will be 93, but because of the tropical-like humidity, the heat index nears 100 by 3pm.

    Monday keeps the heat and very high humidity around with thunderstorms throughout the day. Tuesday and the rest of next week is clear; however, the uncomfortable humidity remains with temperatures around 90 through Thursday. Next Friday and Saturday could be even hotter.

    mike
    Hottest Day

    About 1 degree warmer than yesterday, the heat peaks today in our little hot stretch. In today’s heat and humidity, there’s an opportunity for a 5 minute shower to develop mid-afternoon, with the sun returning thereafter, thus creating steam bath conditions. The heat advisory lasts through 6pm this evening for a feels-like temperature of 98 degrees until then. Tonight is warm and muggy, with increasing clouds. Tomorrow’s cloud cover may inhibit our chances of reaching or passing 90 for the third consecutive day. Regardless, showers tomorrow night begin to break the heat and cool us down through Wednesday. Do you remember last Thursday and Friday’s incredible sunny weather with low humidity? That same pleasant weather pattern is twice as nice this week since we get it Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday is sunny, but more humid.

    mike
    Low Humidity Again!

    Like yesterday, highs this afternoon reach 85, but will not feel like a July 85-degree day thanks to the very dry air. Muggy weather takes a vacation through Saturday with nothing more than a few clouds Friday afternoon. Sunday morning brings back some light rain and clouds throughout the day, with rain chances Sunday afternoon. Humidity will be noticeably higher on Sunday evening. As the muggy weather returns, afternoon highs climb to the low 90s on Monday and Tuesday. Warm weather lasts all next week.

    mike
    More Sun

    Clear skies this morning will have a few extra clouds after 3pm. Any rain stays east. Tomorrow is a touch more humid, but still comfortable, with sunshine all day. Sunday morning starts wet, with clouds and high humidity into the afternoon. Expect for the clouds and storms on Monday, the rest of next week is hot, hazy and humid with 90+ degrees beginning Wednesday.

    mike
    HOT Week Ahead

    This week in late July is statistically the hottest part of the Summer in the borough. The weather lives up to those climate stats this week, with feels like temperatures to exceed 101°F on Wednesday, the hottest in two years. The air remains warm through the weekend; however, the worst of the heat wanes by Friday. Humidity is noticeably uncomfortable this afternoon under partly sunny skies with a pop-up afternoon thunderstorm. Tomorrow is hotter with morning clouds. Will tomorrow begin our next heat wave? That depends on the time the clouds part for sunshine. If it’s sunny by 9am, we’ll hit 90 by 4pm. Wednesday’s heat is just plain ridiculous. Actual temp will be 96°. A heat advisory will be issued as soon as tomorrow, with a small, but growing chance for the dreaded “excessive heat warning”, which hasn’t happened in two years (when it felt like 106° on July 19th, 2013.) Air quality will be lower beginning Wednesday, and likely lasting through Friday.

    While the weekend isn’t oppressive, it will still be hot and humid, around 90. Sunshine all week: beyond a passing storm, there are no “rainy days” this week.

    mike
    No Records

    This heat won’t set new temperature records, but the humidity will be insane by Thursday. The hottest day is still tomorrow, with a feels like temperature briefly around 100° by 4pm. Records are not kept for the heat indices. Severe thunderstorms break some heat and most of the humidity on Thursday afternoon with gusty winds and heavy rains being the primary threats. Friday and the weekend are seasonably warm and humid, with sunshine and no storms.

    mike
    Unhealthy Air

    The EPA classifies today’s air quality as “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”. This means that individuals with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teenagers, and people who are active outdoors should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. Take more breaks, do less intense activities. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. Schedule outdoor activities in the morning when ozone is lower. Finally, those with asthma should keep quick relief medicine handy. Ground ozone is the same type of ozone found in the ozone layer, except it’s created by sunlight interacting with vehicle emissions. Since the sun is stronger in the summer, and stagnant air prevents the vehicle emissions from blowing out to sea, the chemicals become concentrated in urban environments and affects local air quality.

    Then there’s the heat: that’s another beast today. It only cooled off to 80° overnight (that’s the temperature at dawn) and this afternoon will feature the hottest air in two years. The additional humidity makes it feel like 99° to 103° between 1-5pm today, in the shade. Some clouds move in tomorrow, preventing the temperature from reaching the mid 90s; however, the extra high humidity will feel tropical. Showers and thunderstorms move in tomorrow midday and afternoon, likely becoming severe with wind and heavy rain.

    Friday is enjoyable! Temperatures will reach 90° again, but most of the humidity will be gone, with a pleasantly dry afternoon forecast. The weekend is hot with humidity rising by Sunday. Monday looks wet and showery, but next week is less humid.

    mike
    Tropical Humidity

    While today’s temperatures only reach 88, the humidity here this morning already matches that of some Caribbean islands. Relief from the humidity (but not the heat), comes with a line of storms arriving after 2pm in the borough. Heavy downpours and gusty winds will intermittently last until 8pm tonight when the humidity begins to drop. Tomorrow begins dry and less humid, but marks the 22nd consecutive day where highs will be 80 or greater. That matches the 22-day consecutive stretch of 80°+ that occurred in 2012. A 41-day stretch of 80°+ occurred Summer of 2011 with a 104° day, the hottest day since the 1970s.

    The humidity creeps back in for Sunday, but the entire weekend, starting tomorrow, is clear and sunny. Monday shows signs of cloudiness by the end of the day, with showers on Tuesday. Another rainy day should be Thursday of next week. Humidity should break again by the middle of next week.

    mike
    Sunny and Dry

    Just over 2 inches of rain fell in about an hour yesterday afternoon over the borough. The leftover big puddles and soaked ground is partly the responsible for the extra muggy weather this morning. The remainder of the day is sunny, dry and hot, with humidity decreasing to pleasant levels by the afternoon. Tomorrow is clear with afternoon clouds and a possible 5 minute sprinkle with sun returning quickly thereafter—no thunderstorms or downpours. Sunday’s weather is gorgeous; low humidity without any clouds. Monday is sunny and muggy again, while Tuesday and Thursday offer the best chance for rain. Next weekend should break our 28-day stretch of 80°+ afternoons. Combined with the lower humidity, the weather will feel cool at night.

    mike
    Humidity Returns

    Today and tomorrow are warm and humid with haze returning later today. Highs reach 90. While today is sunny all day, tomorrow starts cloudy and very muggy, with showers and storms developing in the afternoon. Wednesday is less humid with the first afternoon high that is below average for the first time in more than 2 weeks. Rain comes close on Friday, with and mix of sun and clouds through the weekend. Highs will keep sliding into the low 80s all week beyond Wednesday.

    mike
    Storms to Sun

    The early morning storms that briefly turned darkness to daylight dumped about an inch of rain over the borough in 30 minutes. While lingering light showers lasted until 8am, sunshine for the remainder of the morning and afternoon keeps some humidity around today with a high of 89. The muggy weather departs tonight will cooler, drier air arriving tomorrow morning. The weather will remain pleasant tomorrow and Thursday with increasing clouds by Thursday afternoon. Rain starts early Friday morning, beginning a pair of soggy, lazy days. Temperatures will average around 74 into Saturday. Rain is over by Saturday night with Sunday looking dry and sunny. Monday is clear with some humidity.

    mike
    Better Weekend

    While yesterday’s forecast had a soggy scenario playing out for Friday and Saturday, today offers a sunny solution. Thin clouds this morning made for a beautiful sunrise as highs will climb into the mid 80s with low humidity. Cool weather returns tonight and temperatures tomorrow won’t leave the low 80s under mostly sunny skies. The next opportunity for a “rainy day” isn’t until late Tuesday of next week. Over the next 7 days highs will only reach 80-82 degrees.

    mike
Powered by ScribbleLive Content Marketing Software Platform

advertisement | advertise on News 12

advertisement | advertise on News 12