News 12 Weather Extra

News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn Weather Extra

  • A Cold Wind.
     
    After today’s rain ends by early afternoon, a brief brightening of the sky occurs before sunset, allowing for a few rays of sun before 4:37pm. Tonight will remain windy and keep temperatures feeling like the 20s. Wind and cold lasts all day tomorrow with mostly cloudy skies and even a few flurries. Wind chills will be in the teens for Saturday and Saturday night. Despite Sunday staying above average, Monday and Tuesday’s weather soars back into the 50s.  Unlike this past Tuesday, that warm weather will be accompanied by rain. Another cold blast comes in for the end of next week. There are signals from some of the global models for a wintry type event for next Saturday. I wouldn’t read too much into it yet. The energy for that storm is currently over the South Pacific—plenty of time to watch.
     
     -mike
  • Thursday was a day with an overcast sky and periods of light to moderate. Rainfall amounts ranged from 0.48” at LaGuardia, 0.38” at Central Park and 0.36” at JFK. Thanks to southerly winds our temperatures were 4 to 6 degrees above average for December 29th. A cold and gusty west winds will take over through Friday night. A partly sunny sky is in the forecast for Friday and Saturday with highs from the upper 30s to the low 40s. New Year’s Eve will partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower late, lows from the upper 30s to low 40s, New Year’s Day will be warmer with highs near 50 under a mostly sunny sky.

    Darryl
  • The last Friday of 2016 gave us a mostly cloudy sky, gusty winds and scattered snow flurries, snow showers, and brief snow squalls. Temperatures for the day: Central Park 40/35, LaGuardia 42/37 and JFK 43/36. That puts us 4 to 6 degrees above average for Dec 30th. A partly cloudy sky is in the forecast for tonight as the mercury falls to the low 30s. Westerly winds from 10 to 20 mph with potential gust to 35 mph will drive wind chill values to the low 20s. Saturday will bring a mix of sun and clouds on southwest winds from 10 to 20 mph and potential gust from 25 to 30 mph. As a result, it will feel like the mid-30s. A partly to mostly cloudy sky is in the forecast for New Year’s Eve with lows in the upper 30s. There is also a slight chance of a few isolated light showers late. By News Year’s Day high pressure builds in from the west giving us a mostly sunny sky for the first day of 2017 with highs from the mid to upper 40s.

    Happy New Year!
    Darryl
  • Cold Rain.
     
    A light glaze of freezing rain this morning in areas north and west of the city prompted freezing rain advisories until temperatures there warm above freezing, around 9am. Light rain this morning will be spotty and intermittent until midday, then the rain becomes steady and more moderate into tomorrow. Still, this rain won’t be a soaker: only about a half inch is expected through tomorrow night. Wednesday is warmer with returning sunshine.  Highs could be as much as 20° above average. Wednesday night becomes abruptly colder with wind chills in the teens and 20s all day on Friday. The Arctic air that suddenly rushes back in for the end of the workweek also signals a pattern change to a more active state.  This change will bring snow threats every few days. The next threat (that I mentioned last week) could be as soon as this weekend. There is still too much uncertainty for Sunday’s forecast.
     
     -mike
  • We have clouds and rain in forecast for the next 24 to 36 hours as low pressure draws moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to the northeast. Once the rain ends a cold front will bring a drier and colder air mass to the region that will give us highs in the 30s and overnight low in the 20s from Thursday through the upcoming weekend.

    Darryl
  • Steady Rain
     
    This morning’s mist, drizzle and chilly wind develops into a steady rain after 10am. The rain becomes heavier as temperatures stay in the low 40s this afternoon. About a half inch falls in time for this evening’s commute, with the heaviest of the rain falling during the evening rush. Wet weather ends tonight, but milder than average weather remains through tomorrow morning’s clouds.  Breaks of sun begin to appear by mid-morning tomorrow. Full clearing is expected by lunchtime on Wednesday, with a high around 52. The sunny afternoon tomorrow will be accompanied by falling temperatures into tomorrow night. Serious cold returns by Thursday morning as wind chills drop into the teens and 20s.
     
    Some light snow is likely for early Friday morning. It’s too early to give specifics, but no more than 3 inches is possible. As of today, a dusting is the most likely scenario for The Bronx, increasing to around a half inch in Brooklyn. Snow begins overnight Thursday, wrapping up late Friday morning.  The possible winter weather for Sunday looks less and less likely, but can’t be completely ruled out yet.
     
    mike
  • It’s been a wet two days with rainfall amounts ranging from .24” to 1.15” across the Bronx and Brooklyn. Temperatures were above average once again with highs and lows of 42 / 39 at Central Park, 45 / 40 at LaGuardia and 46 / 41 at JFK. Drier and breezy weather is in the forecast for Wednesday with a big drop in temperatures from Thursday through the weekend. Highs will not make it out of the 30s while overnight lows fall to the teens and 20s.

    Darryl
  • Sudden Winter Shock.
     
    After a mild afternoon in the mid 50s with sunshine today, temperatures drop dramatically tonight thanks to gusty evening winds. Tomorrow morning’s wind chill will feel like 17°F. A cold and breezy day tomorrow is followed by increasing clouds tomorrow night. Light snow begins well before dawn Friday, lasting through midday Friday.  Complicating the scenario is the coastal nature of Friday’s system. (Coastal systems tend to surprise). As of this morning, there is a welcomed consistency among weather modeling with every new update. This is good, as it helps to hone in on timing and accumulations. 
     
    Accumulations by Friday afternoon will be less in the Bronx (an inch), more in Brooklyn (around 2”), and even less north and west of the city. Steadiest of snow will be falling during the AM rush on Friday.  This is not weather storm criteria. Even the worst case scenario only puts 4” in Canarsie. Winter storm criteria is at least 6”.
     
    Super cold follows into the weekend with actual highs remaining below freezing for 72 hours starting Friday night. Actual lows will be in the teens, with wind chills below zero by Monday.
     
     -mike
     
     
  • Wednesday began with under a mostly cloudy sky and temperatures from the low to mid-40s. The sky began to clear during the afternoon which allowed temperatures to reach the low to mid-50s (13 to 16 degrees above average for January 4th). I hope you enjoyed it as temperatures have already begun drop. Due to a mostly clear sky, west winds from 15 to 25 mph and potential gust to 45, overnight lows will fall to the upper 20s and feel like the teens. A storm system is currently moving east from the western Rockies will bring us a little snow beginning late Thursday night into Friday morning. At this point, it looks like accumulation will be light and ranging from a trace to 1.5” by the end of the Friday morning commute. Temperatures will remain well below average through the weekend.

    Darryl
  • Early Light Snow.
     
    Gusty winds overnight have changed yesterday’s mild air mass quite abruptly. Today’s wind chill started the day in teens and will feel no warmer than 25° this afternoon. Beyond the morning sun, clouds arrive through the midday, and skies become overcast by sunset. Flurries could start before midnight, but the accumulations won’t occur until 1 or 2 am.  The heaviest of the snow falls between 4-7am, wrapping up quickly before 9am. Sunshine returns tomorrow afternoon with more cold air. Latest accumulations are below, with the most likely scenario around 2” of a powdery consistency. This will not be the clumpy, sticky snow variety; on the contrary, it will be very easy to clean. It also blows easily off the roads. The worst case scenario of 4” is still on the table, given the “surprise” factor of rapidly intensifying storms over a warm ocean that are never modeled well by even the highest resolutions available.
     
    Brutal wind chills will take lows down into feeling like the single digits this weekend and below zero by Monday morning. The weather moderates by Wednesday: near 50 again.
     
     -mike
     
     
  • The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the city from 10PM tonight – 10AM Friday as a winter storm is moving east from the Ohio Valley and heading in our direction. This does not look to be a big winter storm. This is more of a timing issue as the snow is forecasted to begin between 11pm and midnight, ending between 6AM and 7AM Friday morning, just as the morning commute is well underway. At this point it looks like snow accumulations will average from 1 to 2 inches as many are heading off to work and school. That said, plan on an early than average start-time so that you can get to your destination not only on time, but more importantly safely.

    Darryl
  • Round 2.
     
    After this morning’s light powdery coating, sunshine returns for the afternoon, making any accumulation a distant memory by this evening.  Temperatures won’t budge later today: they remain around freezing despite the clear sky all afternoon. The air is quite still today, but any breeze will make it feel like the 20s. Wind chills drop into the teens tonight as clouds thicken for tomorrow’s daytime snow.  First flakes on Saturday won’t arrive until mid-morning.  Again, it will be a light, powdery consistency, similar to this morning’s snow. Tomorrow’s snow lasts until the last afternoon leaving not much more than today’s light accumulations: under an inch. If the tracks shifts closer last minute, Brooklyn gets 2” at most.  All snow is done by nightfall tomorrow and even colder air rushes in for Sunday.  Wind chills are forecast to be in the single digits ALL DAY Sunday with a mix of sun and clouds. Monday morning’s feels-like temperature will be harsh: likely below zero. We change air masses on Tuesday as clouds build with late rain. Highs are back in the 50s by Wednesday, beginning a string of soggy days.
     
      -mike
  • The second winter storm of 2017 is behind us! Periods of light to moderate snow for most of the day left snowfall amounts from 5 to 7.5 inches for the city. We were also stuck in the 20s for highs and lows putting us 8 to 10 degrees below average for January 7th. Temperatures will fall to the mid-teens overnight under a partially clearing sky and active northwest winds that will drive wind chill values to the low single digits through the overnight and into the Sunday morning wake-up. If you will be out during the overnight and Sunday, watch out for potential slick spots on sidewalks, steps and road ways. Warmer temperatures are on the way for next week.

    Darryl
  • Brutal cold.
     
    Morning lows dipped to 15°F at daybreak as light winds dropped the wind chill to feel like 1°F. Afternoon highs will struggle to reach the low 20s thanks to clouds building throughout the day. Later tonight, southwest winds will drive in “milder” air and temperatures will rise into the mid 20s. Tomorrow will be our first time above the freezing mark since Friday. Overcast conditions return Tuesday afternoon as highs reach 40°. Rain starts late tomorrow night.  A movement of warm, nearly saturated air, melts snowpack more efficiently than a shower of moderate rain. The two elements combined means rapid melting and subsequent flooding. Wet weather and warm air on Wednesday will begin that rapid melting of the snowpack into Thursday. Drainage issues begin Wednesday morning as blocked runoff will create large, brown puddles due to storm drains being jammed up with ice.
     
    The weekend is cold, but clear. The air stays chilly into Sunday, our next chance for snow.
     
     -mike
  • 69 Hours.
     
    At 3pm this afternoon, our long stretch of freezing weather comes to an end. Since 6pm on Friday evening, the temperature at any point of any day has been below freezing. 69 hours later, we’ll welcome the big thaw. After this morning’s sunny start, clouds race in again to shade the skies grey. Sprinkles arrive as early as 3pm, but the steady rains hold off until midnight. Tomorrow’s commute will be most challenging for pedestrians as the slushy and slop creates deep, icy pools at curbs thanks to the half inch of rainfall. Breaks of sun appears in between tomorrow’s partly sunny skies in addition to the very gusty, but milder winds. Another round of rain arrives for tomorrow night into Thursday, possibly accompanied by grumbles of thunder.  Because it becomes so warm, so quickly, potholes will only multiply and/or grow in size over the next few days. This will be most evident on Thursday, when highs could reach the low 60s, smashing record highs set back in 1975. The Central Park record should stand, because it’s older, 64° from 1890. (The weather station for the city was actually downtown on Wall Street, since Central Park was only 32 years old as the time.)
     
    Another cold air mass arrives for Friday and sends our weather back into the freezer. Saturday turns cloudy and cold with snow arriving late Saturday afternoon. This time, it’s a nighttime snow that should wrap up by midday Sunday. Look for accumulations in the coming days.
     
     -mike
  • Turning Warmer

    Tuesday was a day that we began to pull away from bitterly cold temperatures. High of 36, 39 and 37 degrees were recorded at Central Park, LaGuardia, and JFK after overnight lows of 21, 22 and 20. So for the day we were only 2 to 4 degrees below average for January 10th. Rising temperatures and rain are in the forecast for the overnight with rainfall amount approaching .25” and ending just before the morning commute. A mix of sun and clouds are in the forecast for Wednesday with highs from the upper 40s to the low 50s on south-southwest winds from 10 to 20 mph.

    Darryl
  • Spring-like Day.
     
    This afternoon will feel like a sunny, April day. Thanks to a southwest wind, temperatures started in the upper 40s, and remain in the low 50s this afternoon. Breezes will be light today, with an abundance of sunshine. Clouds return later tonight, and provide gusty winds with moderate rains after midnight. A quarter inch of rain fell last night. Tonight’s rain matches that amount. Once the sun rises tomorrow, temperatures will be off to the races!  Highs will easily set new records tomorrow, possibly even at Central Park, too. See chart below. Windy weather tomorrow won’t allow the warm afternoon highs to be all that enjoyable, thanks to gusts in the 40mph range. Winds relax for Friday, with a cooler mix of sun and clouds.
     
    Saturday will begin cloudy as light snow brushes the borough later Saturday afternoon.  I’d be surprised we get more than a dusting. Most of the accumulations stay South. This is not an ocean-storm like last weekend, so that eliminates a possibility of rapid intensification. There are other ways that Saturday night’s snow could gain strength or shift, but those scenarios won’t be clear until tomorrow.
     
     -mike
     
     
  • Though there was little sunshine on Wednesday, it was still pleasant as temperatures were 13 to 16 degrees above average for January 11th. We also got some beneficial rainfall overnight with about a quarter inch for Central Park and La Guardia, .18” for JFK. We’ll have another round of wet weather through the overnight into Thursday followed by highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. There is a chance of records being tied or broken at La Guardia and JFK as their record highs for January 12th are both 60 degrees set in 1975. Central Park’s record high is 64 set in 1890. Back to reality this weekend as colder weather returns with highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s. Also, there is a chance of light snow late Saturday into Saturday night. So far, Sunday is the better of the two weekend days.

    Darryl
  • April Showers.
     
    Just under a half inch of rain fell last night. The southwest wind didn’t do anything to cool the air; in fact, the opposite occurred. Temperatures before dawn are 6° away from setting the new record high for today—a high seasonably average for mid-April. Lingering sprinkles and clouds this morning should delay that record high until breaks of sun appear this afternoon. All rain is likely done by 9:30am. The warmest part of the day occurs within the 4pm hour. Typically, the warmest part of the day during Winter occurs around 1pm. Chilly weather returns tonight as clouds clear for a mostly sunny start to the day Friday. As colder air pushes in tonight, temperatures drop into the 40s for tomorrow creating some afternoon clouds for Friday. 20s return as soon as tomorrow night, with clouds back for Saturday morning.
     
    For Saturday’s snow: it begins in the late morning, lasting through Saturday night. Some of the same signals are now appearing that caused last weekend’s snow to rapidly intensify. Luckily, I’m not overlooking those signals this time around and will pay more attention to the worst case scenarios. Most of the moisture stays south again, but snowfall will become enhanced by a powerful jet stream sitting very low in the sky, similar to last weekend. That jet stream helps to enhance the accumulations. The high resolution models haven’t finished the plotting the end of the storm, since it’s only Thursday morning. Regardless, I can safely say that an inch is expected on the ground by daybreak Sunday; however, 3” in quite possible. I’ll try to narrow that range in tomorrow’s update.
     
    Whatever falls doesn’t last long: highs are back in the 50s with rain as soon as Wednesday.
     
     -mike
  • Unseasonably warm temperatures were felt on Thursday as record high temperatures were set at Central Park with 66 degrees, La Guardia 68 and JFK 61. With overnight lows from the mid to upper 40s, were 22 to 25 degrees above average for January 12th. I hope you had a chance to enjoy the pleasant temperatures as we return to January weather this weekend. There is a chance for a little snow late Saturday into Saturday evening.

    Darryl
  • Back to Winter.
     
    Temperature records were broken on both ends of the spectrum yesterday. Obviously, new record highs were set: crushing the old one at LGA by 8 degrees, and even beating out a 127 year old record in Manhattan. Was the 1890 record on Wall Street reliable? Yes. Thermometers back then were more accurate since they contained mercury and only needed to be calibrated once. (Today’s electronic thermometers need far more maintenance to remain accurate.) In addition, a lesser known record, known as the “highest minimum temperature”, was also set.  This means that the air temperature never stayed that warm overnight, on that date in history. Below, in yellow, are the lows from yesterday’s 24 hour period. They are all higher than the previous records, by 2 degrees, respectively.
     
    Sunshine and cold return today with afternoon temps settling into the 40s with windy conditions. Tonight’s wind will drag down the wind chill to feel like the teens around midnight. Tomorrow begins cloudy as highs remain around freezing. Light snow begins in the late afternoon with accumulations wrapping up by daybreak Sunday. Expect more in Brooklyn and south, again like last weekend, but there shouldn’t be more than one inch of accumulation by Sunday’s sunrise. Plan on a dusting from this weak snow system.
     
    Monday’s weather is sunny and chilly with milder air returning through next week. Next week’s forecast rainfall Is still badly needed: our nearly 10 month-long drought remains moderate to severe. In fact, our drought is now worse than California’s drought due to all that West Coast rain. Latest data has our reservoirs at 18.2% below average.
     
     
     
    -mike
  • Would you believe that there were record breaking temperatures recorded for La Guardia and JFK? 63 was recorded at 1:38A.M., at La Guardia and 58 was recorded at 3:15 A.M. at JFK. Temperatures have been on the decline ever since and will fall to the mid-20s overnight under increasing clouds and a northwest breeze as high pressure moves east across the Great Lakes region.

    A winter storm is moving east from the Midwest and packing a wintry mix. Fortunately, we’ll be on the northern tip of this storm and should only get a light snow beginning late Saturday afternoon and ending Saturday evening. A dusting to a half inch is in the forecast. Sunday looks nice with a sunny sky, highs in the low 40s. If you are off on Monday (Martin Luther King Day) we’ll have a mix of sun and clouds with highs near 40.

    Have a safe and pleasant weekend,

    Darryl
  • Seasonably Chilly.
     
    Another cold afternoon with sunshine follows the seasonably chilly start to the day.  Highs this afternoon reach the low 40s. A cold rain starts tomorrow morning, with afternoon showers lingering. Sunshine and drier weather returns through the course of the day, Wednesday. Milder weather tries to nose in for the end of this week, before another round of rain takes over for Friday afternoon, lasting through Saturday morning. Highs keep rising well above average this weekend into early next week, likely coming close to 60 during the typical coldest part of winter. We’ll once again flirt with record highs in about a week. The long-range trend keeps highs warmer than average through the end of the month. Only the last few days of January begin a sudden dip below average and back to frigid cold into February.
     
    - mike
  • MLK Day was a rather pleasant day under a mostly sunny sky and temperatures 3 to 5 degrees above average. Increasing clouds are in the forecast to tonight as the high that have us a nice start to the abbreviated work and school week moves off the shore. A warm front will cross the region Tuesday, bringing us another round of rain beginning Tuesday morning and ending Wednesday. Rainfall estimates by early Wednesday .75”. Temperatures will remain above average for the next 5 to 7 days.

    Darryl
  • Rain, Not Snow.
     
    We started this morning with temperatures a few degrees warmer than the typical afternoon high.  The weather at daybreak this morning was about 15 degrees above average. Today’s rain doesn’t cool the air further, rather, the rainfall keeps a chilly raw feel with steady temperatures in the low 40s throughout this afternoon. Sprinkles begin as soon at 11am, transitioning to steady showers after 2pm.  The heaviest of today’s wet weather (moderate intensity at best) arrives in a window between 4-8pm. Roughly a half inch of rain falls until midnight.
     
    Rain exits before daybreak tomorrow, keeping clouds hanging low all day Wednesday. Thursday sees sunshine return and highs bounce in the low 50s. The milder trend continues into next week as even overnight lows stay far away from the freezing mark. While there’s a chance of some light rain late Friday night (the same system that will drop rain in DC during the inauguration), Monday and Tuesday’s rain storm is far more significant. Since warmer air holds more moisture, flooding rains could be an issue to start next week.  The mild weather ends in about 9 days, followed by a much colder trend into February.
     
     -mike
  • Tuesday was a wet day with rainfall amounts from a .25” to 0.78”. Temperatures were also above average by about 9 degrees. It will take another 24-hours for high pressure to build in and get rid of some of the clouds. Other than a slight chance of light rain, drizzle and patchy fog overnight into Wednesday, our weather should be uneventful for the remainder of this abbreviated work and school week. The best chance of rain will be early next week.

    Darryl
  • Though we saw no sunshine on Wednesday we were 8 to 9 degrees above average with temperatures of 41/38 for Central Park, 45/39 for La Guardia and 42/40 for JFK. The average high and low for January 18th is 38/27. Our weather remains dry through Friday afternoon. By Friday evening our next round of wet weather moves in which will give us a rainy Friday evening. The trend of above average temperatures will continue for the next 5 to 7 days.

    Darryl
  • A March Feeling.
     
    Sunshine returns today with highs reaching the low 50s. A few afternoon clouds return late. Tomorrow begins sunny again, and chilly, with overcast skies blocking the sun by midday. Rain arrives just in time for tomorrow evening’s commute. I think that sunshine is very limited on Saturday and Sunday. Big rain and big wind arrive for Sunday afternoon into the entire day Monday. Several inches of rain could fall in that timeframe.  The last few days of this mild stretch ends by next Thursday.  Next Thursday also marks 10 consecutive days that the air temperature never dipped below the freezing mark at any point of the day since January 17th. Seasonable cold returns for next weekend with a more active, snowy pattern into the middle of February.
     
     -mike
  • Wet and Windy.
     
    As rain begins early this afternoon, it sets the tone for a soggy next few days. Chilly weather through next week will stay cold enough to make each day feel raw, but just warm enough to prevent snow from falling in the area. Clouds linger all day tomorrow, with more rain for Sunday morning.  The wind associated with Monday’s nor’easter starts up on Sunday night and reaches its peak on Monday, with gusts around 50mph from the East. Tuesday morning will be the last of the rain, when more than two inches will have fallen since today. The middle of next week has sunshine returning before temperatures drop next Friday to the average wintertime feel.
     
     -mike
  • Hurricane Force Wind Gusts.
     
    From the dozens of weather alerts issued for each threat region-wide, the one that stands out most is the Hurricane Force Wind Warning.  Created after Sandy, it’s a new type of weather alert meant to convey the intensity of a storm, that’s not technically a hurricane. A hurricane force wind warning is in effect later today through tonight for many coastal neighborhoods. Gusts will be as high 65 or 75 mph later tonight along the shoreline.
     
    For the rest of us, today’s nor’easter will bring the worst of the elements tonight. Winds only gust to 55 mph today with light, spotty rain this afternoon. Winds will be gustiest after 8pm nearing 65mph, as downpours begin around that time, too.  Worst of the wind arrives from the ENE around midnight as rain pounds the boroughs. Heavy rain quickly subsides tomorrow morning leaving light showers with the still breezy conditions during Tuesday morning’s rush. About 2 inches of rain will fall in a very narrow 8-hour window. Flooding is very likely for tomorrow morning. Winds relax quickly after daybreak, subsiding to near 30mph by late Tuesday morning.
     
    Coastal flooding will be a nuisance due to the lack of a full or new moon. Minor coastal flooding is expected. Beach erosion, however, will be a more significant impact due to ocean waves over 14 feet.
     
    Sunny and calm weather returns for Wednesday with highs in the 50s.  A chilly finish to the week brings back the sudden shock of Winter: wind chills in the teens by late this weekend.
     
     -mike
     
     
     
     
  • Some Improvement.
     
    Today’s weather is still far from ideal with breezy, cold and damp conditions. Temperatures will feel no warmer than 30° thanks to winds up to 25mph. Fog and light rain tapers to a drizzle through this evening.  Rapid improvement occurs after sunset this evening with clear sky overnight. Tomorrow begins sunny and dry with highs climbing to around 50°. Winds will still be noticeable tomorrow. Thursday has another round of rain with colder and windier weather returning for Friday, and possibly some flurries. This weekend starts a very cold pattern that keeps us dry into February; however, a more active pattern emerges later next week.  Our chances for snow are good until the 3rd week of February. Normally, we should have 10 inches of snow by this point in Winter. Only 5 inches have fallen this Winter (in only one storm).
     
     -mike
  • Milder with Sunshine.
     
    9 of the last 10 days have been cloudy and/or rainy. Today breaks that pattern. The Spring-like trend continues today and tomorrow with highs around 50 and mostly sunny skies. A bit of breeze this morning is bringing the wind chill down to 28° however. Tomorrow begins even milder with a warmer southwest wind direction overnight. One element that doesn’t quit: the wind. Breezes will be noticeable for the next 7 days. Temperatures begin to drop Friday and into the weekend. Highs won’t leave the low 30s on Monday. There are small chances for very light snow or even just flurries next week on Monday and Thursday. The cold intensifies by the end of next week. While the rain is helping the ongoing drought, most of the area remains in a severe drought. The recent rains will be included in next Friday’s Drought Mitigation Center report.
     
     -mike
  • Shower, Sun, Mild, Cold…
     
    We’ll get to experience both Spring and Winter seasons in the next 24 hours. Many locations began around 50° this morning with mostly cloudy skies.  A round of Spring-like showers lasting no more than 90 minutes wets the ground until 11am today. Sunshine and mid-50s immediately follows for the afternoon. The sun lasts until 5:05pm. Tonight turns much colder. Tomorrow will begin to feel like winter again with breezy and chilly conditions thanks to wind chills in the 20s. Several rounds of cold air reinforce the cold throughout the weekend.  A mix of sunshine, clouds and gusty winds with a winter chill lasts through Tuesday.  Then, a potent clipper brings a light round of snow during the day on Wednesday. Clippers typically don’t drop more than an inch or two of accumulating snow. Following the snow, the cold continues into the end of next week.
     
     -mike
  • Thursday started with clouds and a little rain, but the bigger issue of the day were the gusty winds and temperatures that were 16 to 19 degrees above average for January 26th. Temperatures will cool through the weekend with highs only reach the mid and upper 30s by early next. In the meantime, gusty westerly winds will make it feel like the mid-20s by Friday morning and the mid-teens to low 20s by Saturday morning. Time to dress for winter once again.

    Darryl
  • Sunny and Colder.
     
    Chilly weather returns with sunshine today. Winds will stay gusty right through the weekend. Monday’s clouds are due to snow storm that stays too far south and swings out to sea before it can give us any flakes.  Wednesday’s opportunity for a light snow is still on the table. The rest of next week is seasonably chilly and clear. Keep an eye on Superbowl weekend for another snow threat.
     
    The seven month drought is over for Brooklyn. It lasted from June to yesterday.  The Bronx’s drought has improved one category (from Severe to Moderate).
     
     -mike
  • The work and school week is ending under a cloudy sky, gusty westerly winds and temperatures from 9 to 11 degrees above average for January 27th. Temperatures will get colder as we go through the weekend and into next week as cold front bring a shot of colder air from the north. The average high for this time of year is about 39 degrees with an average low of 27. We’ll be pretty close the average overnight lows, but daytime highs will be stuck in the mid and upper 30s for much of next week. At least we’ll remain dry with the next best chance of rain / snow on Wednesday. Have a safe and pleasant weekend.

    Darryl
  • Cold Today, Snow Tomorrow.
     
    The brunt of this morning’s snow is staying just offshore. There’s still an opportunity to have some flurries throughout the morning, thanks to very strong winds in the lower atmosphere directly overhead, known as a low level jet. Sunshine pokes though the clouds beginning this afternoon. Wind chills today won’t climb above 29°. Tomorrow’s opportunity for a light accumulation of snow is better thanks to the clipper moving through the area, rather than missing us offshore, like today. Beginning around 10am tomorrow, light snow begins and lasts through tomorrow’s evening commute, until about 7pm. Expect a sugarcoating of powder, but up to an inch is likely. Wednesday will bring slightly milder weather before big cold returns Thursday into next week. The late weekend storm is showing signs of falling apart, but we’re not out the woods just yet. The overall weather pattern remains active and cold through the middle of February.
     
     -mike
  • Monday was a day under a gradually clearing sky. Temperatures climbed from the low to mid-30s to highs from the mid to upper 30s. Though we have turned to a colder weather pattern, we’re still 1 to 3 degrees above average as the end of January quickly approaches.

    Clouds will be on the increase tonight with a light snow forecasted for Tuesday as an Alberta Clipper crosses the region. The flakes will begin to fly between 9 and 10 Tuesday morning and end (possibly as a wintry mix to rain) by the late afternoon / early evening hours. Dry weather is in the forecast through the remainder of the work and school week with highs mainly in the 30s, while overnight lows fall to the 20s and 30s.

    Darryl
  • If you though winter was over, think again! We’re closing out the month of January with a light snow ranging from 0.6” at JFK, 0.9” at Central Park and 1.1” at La Guardia. We were also 3 to 4 degrees below average for the day. As the clipper system that brought the snow leaves our region we’ll see the winds pick-up and become gusty overnight and through Wednesday. A cold front will cross the region Thursday and Friday bringing us a colder weather pattern that will take us through the weekend with highs remaining in the 30s
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    Darryl
  • Cloudy and Cold.
     
    Despite highs reaching the mid 40s today, all those clouds won’t break for even a peek of sun. Gusty winds into this afternoon will create wind chills in the 30s.  As the grey sky lingers into this evening, a quick burst of flurries arrives after dark. Skies clear out overnight. Tomorrow will be colder, but sunny. Clear sky and a bitter cold lasts through Saturday. Sunday has morning clouds with light snow arriving later Sunday evening—probably not much more than yesterday’s light snow. Monday through Wednesday of next week offers a milder trend that brings highs back into the 50s with rain on Wednesday.  Another round of cold air is set to arrive late next week.
     
     -mike
  • It was warmer than average by 5 to 9 degrees on this first day of February. Gusty winds made the highs from the mid to upper 40s feel like the mid-30s to low 40s. Partial clearing is in the forecast for the overnight as the mercury falls to the lows 30s. A cold front will cross the northeast over the next 48-hours bringing highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s and 30s through the weekend. At least it will be dry!

    Darryl
  • Back to Freezing.
     
    Today begins the drop back to freezing weather that lasts through the weekend.  Sunshine returns this later this morning after the thin clouds lift, but the wind returns too. Highs today will feel about 10 degrees colder thanks to gusty afternoon winds, but those wind chills will be half that by tomorrow morning. Friday morning will feel like 14 or 15 degrees as air temperatures drop into the 20s later tonight. That’s average for February. Tomorrow afternoon’s high just barely reaches freezing. Full sunshine all day tomorrow and Saturday won’t even warm us up to average this weekend.  Clouds return for Sunday while flurries stay far from us. Next week turns milder with big rain set for Tuesday and Wednesday.
     
     -mike
  • Much Colder.
     
    Winter is back! With wind chills in the teens at dawn, today’s highs barely make it above freezing.  The thickening clouds through the afternoon only make the air feel colder: like the low 20s at best today.  The wind begins howling tonight, up to 25 mph, helping the wind chill feel like 6 or 7 degrees tomorrow morning. Mostly sunny skies tomorrow are followed by overcast skies on Sunday. Milder weather returns on Tuesday with rain as highs climb back into the 50s for Wednesday.
     
     -mike
  • We’re closing out the work and school with drop in temperatures that will take us through Saturday with highs only in the 30s and lows in the 20s. High pressure will give us a mostly sunny sky for Saturday. As the high moves off-shore, low pressure currently over the Pacific Northwest will move east across the country. This low will draw moisture from the Gulf of Mexico triggering snow over the upper Midwest, Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley. We may see a little bit of a wintry mix Monday night into Tuesday before changing to all rain as temperatures rise to the mid-40s and mid-50s by the middle of the week.

    Darryl
  • Busy Week Ahead.
     
    This week has some roller coaster-like weather. Today is relatively quiet as highs reach the mid 40s under mostly sunny skies. Tomorrow begins wet with rain all day and highs in the upper 40s. Milder breezes help the sun return on Wednesday with a high near 60. Following the midweek warmth, is a round of snow that likely accumulates on Thursday morning. A fast-moving system, the forward speed of Thursday’s snow likely limits total accumulations, but the plows will likely be out. Single digit wind chills follow for Friday with a deep freeze. The weather is quiet this weekend.
     
     -mike
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