Unseasonably cold air hangs on through mid-week

NAM Model showing 850mb temperatures of -10 C and colder throughout the area Wednesday morning. These are unseasonably cold numbers for this time of year.

NAM Model showing 850mb temperatures of -10 C and colder (pink) throughout the area Wednesday morning. These are unseasonably cold numbers for this time of year.

A strong cold front, which crossed the area late Monday evening, ushered in another fresh and cool airmass. This airmass is expected to remain in place through the middle and end of the week. Not only is the airmass cool, but it is unseasonably cold. New York City’s Central Park observed a low temperature of 34 degrees on Tuesday morning, which is the lowest temperature recorded in April in the New York City Metro area since April of 2008. The cold air looks to provide colder nights and blustery west-northwest winds during the day, making it feel much more like late winter than early Spring.

By late week, the airmass will finally begin to lose its grip on the area. But overall, temperatures will continue to run below normal until the start of the weekend. Looking ahead, (yes, we’re ready for the warmth too) it looks like moderation may finally attempt to work toward the area by the weekend into early next week. Forecast models, however, are struggling with the details…and this will determine the extent of the warmth and how long it lasts. We’ll be keeping a close eye on it for sure. Stay tuned!

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with highs in the mid to upper 40’s. Blustery west-northwest winds will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour. Feeling cold, especially in the morning.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 20’s to lower 30’s. Cold. West-northwest winds around 10 miles per hour.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s. West winds continue around 10 to 15 miles per hour.

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