PM Update: Pleasant mid-week weather continues

Tuesday featured temperatures in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s for highs, with plenty of sun and a breezy northwest wind. Although the wind kept things feeling cooler, along with advecting in a much less humid airmass, the still-warm sun provided the foundation for a beautiful day. It Felt especially good after a rainy and dreary Monday. Tuesday Night will feature cool conditions, without a threat of precipitation. Much of the same is on tap through the end of the week, with moderating temperatures before a cold front crosses on Friday.

NAM forecast model showing tonight’s forecast low temperatures with the coolest readings in the interior/north and west of NYC Metro.

Tonight: Cool, clear, northwest winds. A classic autumn night. Low temperatures in the 40’s in the NYC Metro and surrounding suburbs, with upper 30’s readings possible in the interior and usually cooler spots. Definitely bring a sweatshirt and/or jacket if you’re headed out and about tonight.

Wednesday: A nice day to start — even a little warmer than Tuesday was. High temperatures in the middle  60’s in some spots, with most areas reaching at least the lower 60’s during the afternoon. A little cooler, still, over the interior with high temperatures remaining in the upper 50’s there. Winds will turn from west to south/southeast during the day in response to a changing mid-level atmospheric pattern and a weak disturbance passing near the area will help bring more moisture into the picture. Some clouds are expected to advect into the area by afternoon and evening.

News and Notes: Hurricane Rafael is rapidly accelerating northeastward in the Atlantic Ocean and is not a threat to land…The National Weather Service opened their Center for Weather and Climate Prediction…September 2012 official data is in and the month is tied for the warmest on record for the globe…The Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend on the morning of October 21st.

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