Pleasant weather in control this weekend

After a weeks worth of unsettled weather, including prolific rains which ended as the 10th wettest day ever at New York City, the upcoming stretch of more pleasant weather will certainly be welcomed with open arms. Despite an elongating upper level low to our north, Friday will be the start of the generally pleasant stretch of weather. Behind a cold front, dry westerly winds will alleviate any precipitation concerns. High temperatures will still be able to rebound into the upper 60s — making for a pleasant day with a mix of clouds and sun.

The upcoming weekend days look to feature a very similar mix of sun and clouds. The upper level energy, elongated and meandering to our north, will allow for the chances of showers and possibly a rumble of thunder during the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. But these showers and storms won’t be “organized” per se, and will weaken with the loss of daytime heating. High temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s will feel refreshingly good, so the showers shouldn’t be too much of a nuisance.

Visible satellite imagery showing partly cloudy skies in the area Friday morning.

Visible satellite imagery showing partly cloudy skies in the area Friday morning.

The pleasant weather allows us to take a look ahead at next week — and the current idea is that the pleasant weather will continue. After a cold front moves through Sunday Night with a chance of showers (as discussed above) temperatures will fall a few degrees overnight. Initially, highs on the Monday may only reach into the 60’s. But the cooler air won’t last long.

In fact, some forecast models like the idea of the upper level low to our north decaying while mid level heights rise to our south and build towards our area. The result would be warming temperatures over time with highs well into the 70s during much of next week. We will see — for now, enjoy the pleasant weekend!