Hot and humid conditions start the weekend today, with some sunshine mixing with clouds. A cold front approaching from the west will likely trigger some showers and thunderstorms over the region this afternoon. At this time, it appears some instability with stronger shear and forcing will have a higher chance of coming together over NYC metro, Long Island and further northeast into Lower Hudson Valley and Connecticut for more organized severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Thus the Storm Prediction Center has upgraded to a slight risk for these parts of the region But some isolated strong or severe thunderstorms are still possible further south and west into New Jersey. The main threats will be strong or damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. One caveat, is if more clouds are around this afternoon hampering instability, then the severe weather threat will be reduced over the region. Stay tuned for more updates this afternoon, as necessary.
Any lingering showers and thunderstorms will come to an end by early this evening, as the cold front pushes through region. Skies will clear overnight with temperatures dropping into 60s in the suburbs to closer 70 over NYC metro. High pressure will over the region providing more sunshine, less humid weather on Sunday with temperatures rising into the middle 80s and alight northwest breeze. Some other highlights.
- Sportscast: The Yankees game this afternoon may impacted by showers and thunderstorms in the region.
- Surf zone forecast: There is a high risk for lightning and a low to moderate risk of rip currents for most of the beaches today.
- High pressure for tomorrow, will continue provide warm and dry weather into early next week.
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