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Big Cold Makes Comeback!!!

Cold Comeback

 

Good Morning

Central Park peaked at 59 yesterday afternoon, and then was 60 after midnight.

Many of us will be dealing with rough weather early this morning across the Tri-State Area, as a cold front manages to finally 'complete its march' all the way to the Eastern Seaboard just prior to daybreak... Even though the rainfall in the City prior to 3 a.m. (dating back to yesterday) has averaged less than a quarter of an inch, the regional radar as of 3:05 a.m. indicated a very strong 'squall line', which was pressing eastward across eastern Pennsylvania and western parts of New Jersey...

The overnight hours have been quite mild, but it appears that a corridor of rain, including some thunder and lightning and very strong wind gusts, will be moving from west to east across the region before 7 or 8 a.m.

The worst of the torrential rain should wrap up in many of the City's western suburbs by 5:30 a.m.—but the Five Boroughs, much of Long Island and Connecticut will probably be in the thick of this rain band, with its pockets heavy enough to cause some street and highway flooding, until 6:30 or 7 o'clock...

We believe the back edge of all of this rain (regardless of its intensity) will clear most of the Tri-State Area, including central and eastern Long Island, by 8:30 or 9 o'clock...

No, it certainly isn't what you would expect on this, the final day of January—but 'winter will be making quite a comeback' here over the next 36 hours...

Temperatures that are going to start off in the 50s for a while this morning should be in the 40s in most places (not necessarily everywhere) by around lunchtime... Then, the temperature by the evening rush should be in the upper 30s or lower 40s, depending upon your location...

The wind, which will be shifting to the southwest and eventually the west later today, will make it 'feel even colder' late this afternoon, and some areas well north and west of the I-95 corridor are liable to get a few flurries and sprinkles...

Blustery and much colder conditions are going to prevail tonight and tomorrow... While there can be some flurries in the area late tonight and early tomorrow morning, it appears at this juncture that the best upper-level support for some steadier snow will be to the south and west of the Tri-State Area (this is because a very strong impulse of jet stream energy diving out of the north and west will be pressing across Maryland, Delaware and South Jersey late tonight and tomorrow morning)...

The arrival of some chillier air later today will become "reinforced" late tonight and tomorrow by a strong parcel of energy in the upper atmosphere... So, we expect winds gusting to near 40 mph tomorrow, temperatures mostly in the 30s, and that morning flurry...

It will stay cold over the weekend, and temperatures both Saturday and Sunday should be no higher than the 30s in most places...

The "next challenge"(as our p.m. shift colleagues described it yesterday) will be to determine what happens when a "Clipper" type disturbance rolling out of the Great Lakes Saturday night slides to the East Coast... Snow showers, or just a 'plain old period of steady snow' is possible late on Saturday night or Sunday, and temperatures on Sunday afternoon could be just high enough to support some rain as well as a wet, slushy snow...

Most of these details are going to be ironed out over the next couple of days, but first—we need to get through today! Flooding of some streets, highways and streams this morning, followed by a gradual change to much colder air are coming first!!!

Have a good day!!!

 

 

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