HEAT WAVE INCOMING FOR THE NORTHEAST!

Today in and around New York City, temperatures will be around 70 degrees with some rain, but next week, especially around midweek, a very intense heat wave is expected to arrive.

This heat wave will not only bring heat indexes in NYC to rise above 90, but across the East Coast temperatures will be above normal for this time of year with a very high humidity.  Temperatures in places such as D.C. could reach 90, and the heat indexes could soar into the triple digits.  Although this heat wave will strike next week, it is not expected to last very long, by the end of the week and the weekend, some rain will arrive in the NYC area to cool things off by several degrees.

Remember to stay hydrated!

Rain + warm temperatures = spring?

Is it true that spring equals warmer temperatures plus rain?

Most people do not enjoy acknowledging the fact that rain comes with the milder, temperatures, maybe because most people do not like being trapped inside by the mud, but that’s is just a suggestion…

Today though, for anyone wondering what the timing of the rain will be and what the temperatures will be, please read ahead.

Today temperatures in southern parts of New England and most of the Mid Atlantic will be around 60 degrees, while in northern portions of New England and New York will likely stay closer to 40 or 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

The timing of the rain

By the afternoon in the Mid Atlantic, some showers will start to move in,  but not intensify until overnight.  For places in New England, especially in eastern parts, the rain will probably not start to mid-evening or night as some showers.  There is still the possibility for some stray thunderstorms later today so please, heed all warnings set out by the National Weather Service.

As about every post, stay safe!

Wet weather incoming for parts if the Northeast US

Tonight into tomorrow much of the Northeast will be receiving precipitation.  Most places south of Massachusetts will likely receive rain while north of there will receive a wintry mix or some snow.  So snow melt will continue south of Massachusetts and slow down to the north.  Watch out for possible flooding tomorrow in and around the NYC Metro Area.

Possible localized icing is possible in and around the lower Hudson Valley.

Stay safe!

If theres some more cold coming? Does that mean more snow?

For anyone who dislikes winter, there will be some more cold coming into the northeast.  The question is though, will there be more snow for the northeast? The answer is likely no large snow events, maybe a few small clippers bringing a wintry mix of sort with likely no significant accumulation (over 6 inches) for the rest of the season.  So the cold temperatures will last for maybe a few days after this warm (er) spell then quickly returning back to warmer, more spring-like temperatures.

Enjoy the warmer temperatures!

It’s warm now… but what about later?

The latest GFS computer model has shown that it is warm now, but soon the temperatures may fall again to allow yet another possibility of a snow event assuming this longer range prediction is accurate.  The 288 hour forecast for the 6Z run is suggesting more cold air will arrive towards the end of the month just in time for a low pressure to possibly come along and bring more snow to the Northeast.  Since this is a very long range forecast and is likely to change in some way or another before the end of this month.  So, although it is warmer now, it may be a good idea to keep a shovel and salt at hand.  For the time being though, enjoy the warmer temperatures!

Rain tonight into tomorrow causing rapid melting in the Northeast.

As the several feet of snow burying New England starts to thaw away flooding is becoming a larger threat along with morning black ice in areas with higher temperatures during the day with cooler temperatures below freezing at night.  Along with the melting currently occurring, tonight in most places in southern New England it will rain.  This will soak the already wet snow with even more water before melting the following day, meaning that there will be even more water to be released when the snow melts causing localized flooding.  Turn around, don’t drown.

Stay Safe!

When will the snow fully melt?

The Northeast US, New England in particular, has average snow depths well over two and a half feet in many places, leaving the question, how long will the snow take to melt?  Snow melt can take a while, especially if temperatures are below average and plummet to below freezing overnight.  This means that for the Northeast this year whose temperatures are expected to stay well below average the snow may stick around well into mid-April for some places.  The average snow to liquid ratio is 13:1, so for every 13 inches of snow there is about one inch of water, this could spell some flooding issues later on in the month as temperatures rise.

 

Why the warm up?

In the next several days all across the US temperatures will warm, this is due to the jet stream that has brought down all that Arctic air into the US shifting to the north.  So sorry Canada, same cold temperatures that have been around for a while now will last a bit longer.  With this warm up comes two main dangers, black ice, and flooding.  First of all black ice is just a thin sheet of ice that covers surfaces so it looks like the color of the surface (it seems invisible), so be careful while outside if temperatures in your area are expected to dip below freezing overnight.  For the second main danger, flooding, as warmer temperatures start to thaw out the Northeast the several feet of snow in some spots will start to melt, this can cause localized flooding.  If you are confronted with a flooded area you can never be certain of the depth of the water so please, turn around, don’t drown.

Stay safe!

Possible morning black ice in the next week for the Northeast

As feet of snow blanketing the Northeast start to melt as temperatures rise in the coming days morning black ice will be a threat.  With low temperatures below freezing and high temperatures soaring into the mid to upper 40s which will cause another melt before temperatures plummet into the 20s and 10s.  If outside or on roads that are not treated please exercise extra caution due to the possibility of black ice.