Spring still doing its thing

Update #445

Hi there! Topsy-turvy weather patterns will continue this week. The flowers blooming across the state don’t seem to mind too much, as long as it stays above freezing! 🌺

The photo below is not from New York, but from northern New Zealand where the evergreen shrub hibiscus thrives due to the sub-tropical conditions. May in the Southern Hemisphere is the equivalent of November in the Northern Hemisphere. Our days are in the mid 60s and nights around 50.

The week ahead will start warm and end cool. Much of Monday will be dry, but a warm front will push toward the region during the evening, dragging in some rain.

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Update: the forecast temperature for Tuesday has decreased notably because a warm front is now less likely to fully push through the region. The table below includes the latest forecast information as of Monday morning.

On Wednesday, a series of fronts will approach from the south and west, bringing showers and possible thunderstorms. Some of the rain could be heavy, particularly during the afternoon. Humidity will also build.

A cold front will blow through the region on Wednesday night, setting the stage for a cooler, windier, and drier day on Thursday.

Cool temperatures in the 30s are possible Thursday night 🥶

A large disturbance in the upper atmosphere will anchor itself nearby for Friday-Saturday, keeping the weather quite cool for the time of the year. Some rain or showers will also be possible, but the details are fuzzy at this point, so keep an eye on the forecast if you have plans.

High pressure will probably build back in by Sunday along with a return of sunshine.

The week of May 10th will likely start on a cool note, but I’m liking the region’s chances for a stretch of warm and dry conditions later on 😎

How about June?

I know May just started, but I’m regularly analyzing the patterns for the months ahead. Of course, June marks the start of summer, so warm to hot weather is typical, but it’s possible that the Northeast U.S. could flip to a warmer than average pattern.

If cooler weather is your thing, enjoy the next week or two, because it likely won’t last for much longer…

Have a wonderful week!