Latest post: 5:45pm -- 1/10/2014
After some snow and ice this morning... a second weather system is on the way...
It is fast on the heels of this morning's mess, so the clouds have stuck with us, with some light rain, drizzle, and fog remaining as well.
Thankfully, temperatures are above freezing, so re-freezing of the melted ice and snow, and wet roadways, will not be an issue tonight. Readings will approach 40 degrees this evening, and likely rise above 40 overnight for all areas.
*** The stronger storm approaches late tonight ***
* A Flood Watch is in effect from 11am Saturday until 6am Sunday *
Showers will be moving in to south Jersey after midnight, with the rest of NJ, NYC, and Long Island, getting wet before dawn.
Saturday morning is also expected to be wet ... with perhaps a break between 11am through 1pm...
The second wave of rain will be stronger ... with steady rain returning after 2pm ... becoming heavy late in the afternoon through a part of Saturday night.
One to two inches are likely, with some locally higher amounts possible.
Lightning and thunder may be around, especially between 5pm and 9pm.
Winds become gusty during the afternoon and tomorrow night... reaching 25-35mph, perhaps a bit higher along the coast, or in localized thunderstorms.
***...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY...***
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY.
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...LONG ISLAND...SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX
COUNTY AND SOUTHERN NEW LONDON COUNTY.
* HAZARDS...STRONG WINDS.
* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 50 MPH.
* TIMING...GUSTS OVER 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE ENTIRE
ADVISORY PERIOD...BUT MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.Rain should end between 9pm -- 11pm.
Sunday will be mainly sunny, and a bit cooler and windy. Highs top out in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Monday remains mild and storm-free, with sunshine, and highs between 50 and 55 degrees.
*** A stormy and colder pattern may return during the Tuesday through Thursday time frame ***
The details on how cold it will get, and if rain and/or snow may occur, are yet to be determined.
Stay tuned to later posts.