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Morning roundup: More sun, a bit warmer today

Onshore winds and cooler temperatures made Tuesday a bit of a dreary day, especially in the evening. Although a developing coastal storm remained offshore, some bands from the system rotated inland and brought drizzle and sprinkles to the coastal areas of New Jersey and New York Tuesday Night. Decreasing moisture in multiple levels of the atmosphere on Wednesday will lead to improving conditions in much of the area, although clouds and a shower cannot be ruled out. Warmer temperatures are expected, in general, with highs in the 80’s.

A developing storm system in the Central United States will bring changing weather to our area by Thursday. Winds will shift from east/northeast to southerly by Thursday afternoon, ushering in much warmer air and allowing for an increase in humidity. A strong cold front eventually will approach the area by Thursday evening.

Along with the cold front will come a risk for strong to severe thunderstorms (more on that in a post this afternoon), some of which could produce dangerous lightning and heavy rain as well as a few gusts of strong wind. But behind the front, a major temperature drop is expected — and autumnal air will return to the forecast.

NAM model showing highs in the lower 70's on Saturday with northerly winds.

NAM model showing highs in the lower 70’s on Saturday with northerly winds.

 

Models are in good agreement that this weekend, specifically Saturday and Sunday, will feature pleasant conditions — but highs only in the 70’s with low humidity. If you haven’t felt autumn in the air yet, you will this weekend.

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