Don't break out the spring clothing just yet! It is still cold this morning with wind chill values in the 20's. But as promised change is coming, and it is the type of change I think the large majority of us have been waiting for. Yup, spring like weather is finally arriving this weekend and this time I think it sticks around.
Snow shower activity continues to effect parts of the island especially along the east end. I'm am not overly concerned with this aspect since surface temperatures are generally not allowing it to stick. Some light snow and rain likely at times this afternoon however no accumulation is expected.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Morris, Warren Sussex, Hunterdon, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties. Expect heavy rain, cloud to ground lightning, winds in excess of 60mph, and possible small hail. Move indoors immediate, and stay away from windows. Stay tuned to FiOS1 News for the latest.
An early season Tropical Storm has formed off the coast of the Carolinas. It is not expected at this time to become a hurricane. While no large scale impact is currently expected for us it will still increase wave height through mid-week. The storm will be moving just east of our coastline early this week. A series of other low pressure systems in the region will keep clouds and rain showers around for "at least" Monday through Wednesday and possibly longer. The other note worthy thing is hurricane season in the Atlantic has not officially started yet. The season runs from June 1st-Nov 30th.
I know it’s hard to believe but it may actually feel like April this week and more like that long lost season of spring!
We just received between 2 and 3 inches of rainfall from this past weekend into portions of Monday morning. That was the first real April showers we experienced this month and trust me our flowers and plants were welcoming the abundance of wet weather.
Heavy rain is hitting Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the National Weather Service has forecast that the rainfall will continue through Searly Monday with possible flooding. The flood watch remains in effect Monday morning's commute, according to the weather service. The heavy rain and flooding along with strong winds have caused power outages in our area. Local roads are also closed due to fallen trees and down power lines. Get more information on our weather page.
We hear about brush fires so often in all types of national news. However, we do not often hear about them in our region. So why have these conditions settled in such an unlikely place like Long Island?
The answer is rather simple. First and foremost our precipitation is well below average. In fact we’ve only had about half the amount of wet weather this year than we had at this time last year. So it is dry. Now take that and add low relative humidity, and a gusty breeze and the ingredients are all there for rapid fire development.
A chilly start to the day gives way to milder numbers this afternoon. As high pressure holds strong over the eastern seaboard, we can expect plenty of sunshine with temperatures in the lower 60s. A warm front approaches this evening, resulting in thickening clouds. Temperatures will remain on the mild side overnight in the mid 40s. There is a slight chance for showers to start the day tomorrow, then turning sunny and warm with highs near 65.
The weather roller coaster continues this weekend. Saturday is on the chilly side with temperatures topping out in the mid 40s. It feels more like the lower 30s as winds may gust up to 30 mph at times throughout the day. Temperatures will jump close to 15 degrees for Sunday and continue to trend upward through the middle of the week. Some areas could reach the mid 60s on Tuesday.
A quick weather update:
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Lows near 30 degrees.
Sunday: Sunny Skies. Highs in the mid 50s.
Monday: Mostly Sunny. Highs near 60 degrees.