Saturday, December 28, 2013

A nice start to the weekend for NJ metro

Latest post: 11:25am -- 12/28/2013

Weather update:
Skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Tonight the clouds return late at night, as temperatures fall into the upper 20s inland, to the lower and mid- 30s elsewhere.

*** A rainy Sunday expected ***
The arrival time will be pushed back one hour or so for parts of the area...
Some sun may peek through early in the morning, especially for central and northern NJ/ NYC, and Long Island between 6am - 8am.

For southern NJ, from I-195 south, the wet weather moves in around 9am.
For central NJ ... from Mercer county east through Middlesex and Monmouth counties, the rain arrives by 10am or so.
The continued northward progress will be somewhat slowed due to dry air over northern NJ, NYC and Long Island...
These areas should get wet between 11am and Noon.
The rain during these times will not be heavy, and winds are expected to be 10mph or less.

Based on the latest weather data, I decided to take out the mention of lightning and thunder. Any of this will be isolated.

Rain will be moderate to heavy from around 1pm through around 6pm. Much of the rainfall totals will be achieved during this time frame, and some localized street flooding is possible, but not widespread.
Rain should end between 8 - 9pm.
Temperatures reach between 40 and 45 degrees.

Amounts of three-quarters to an inch will be common, with some areas receiving upwards of 1 .5" of rain.
Winds are not expected to have much of an impact, averaging between 10 -15pm, with occasional gusts to 20mph, particularly along the coast of NJ and Long Island.

A colder start to the new work-week on Monday, with highs in the upper 30s to around 40 degrees.

*** Much colder for New Year's Eve and New Years Day ***
Tuesday tops out between 30 and 35 degrees, with partly sunny skies.
Some scattered flurries can be around for northwestern sections of New Jersey.
Temperatures at midnight in Times Square Tuesday night will be in the upper 20s, with a brisk breeze and mostly clear skies.

Wednesday is expected to see more clouds than sun, with some flurries possible for all areas in the afternoon, as a secondary cold front pushes through. Highs only reach the upper 20s.

More snow may continue on Thursday, with highs in the 20s.

Additional details on tomorrow's wet weather, the cold, and possible snow for the middle to end of next week, in my next post.

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