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FXUS61 KOKX 260546

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service New York NY
146 AM EDT THU MAY 26 2016

High pressure weakens and moves farther offshore through Thursday.
Meanwhile a weak cold front moves in Thursday. This front will back
north as a warm front Thursday Night. A Bermuda high will
then dominate through the weekend, bringing summertime warmth as
a series of weak upper level disturbances touch off convection
each afternoon and early evening. A back door cold front will
approach Sunday into Sunday night, then retreat back north early
next week as a weak front slowly approaches from the west and a
broad area of low pressure slowly approaches from the south.


Forecast is on track. Minor adjustments made to t/td and sky
based on latest obs and trends.

Otherwise...mainly clear skies to start however...high clouds
will begin to spill over the upper ridge axis overnight. Used a
blend of mav/met for lows with manual adjustments up near some
coastal rural locations due to partial onshore flow.


For Thursday, some slight ridging takes place aloft with overall the
ridge still exhibiting a rather flat structure. The models are
pointing to a relatively stronger shortwave that will be riding
along the top of the ridge, arriving into western portions of the
region by Thursday Evening. At the surface, high pressure will shift
farther offshore and weaken. A cold front moves across during the
day and weakens as it does so. This will bring some extra clouds
during the day. With the weak pressure gradient, sea breezes set up
sooner with a more southerly component. This will keep coastal
location temperatures a few degrees cooler compared to the previous
day while interior locations will be nearly the same temperatures as
the previous day.

Weather will start out dry with enough subsidence of residual ridging
and then with the approach of the shortwave as well as increasing
instability, some showers and thunderstorms will be possible late in
the day and evening. The subsidence will still be enough to prevent
much in the way of any convection from developing. With the approach
of the shortwave, places north and west of NYC will have a slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the day since those
locations will be relatively closer to the shortwave.

For Thursday Night, the shortwave moves across while at the surface,
the weak cold front will move back north as a warm front. The
presence of the frontal boundary and the increased positive
vorticity advection aloft will allow for a relatively greater chance
of showers. Convection with the lack of CAPE will be minimal with
any coverage being isolated.


Earlier forecast reasoning still holds, with summertime warmth
through the weekend as longwave upper ridging moves across. A warm
front will clear the entire area Fri morning, and with H8 temps near
16C and H5-10 thicknesses near 570 dm, high temps are likely to
reach the lower 90s both Fri/Sat NW of NYC, with 80s elsewhere
except for the south shore of eastern Long Island. There is a good
chance for late day tstms from NYC north/west as a mid level
disturbance interacts with a lee trough. Wind fields are not
particularly strong aloft, but deep layer shear might still support
a few strong to locally severe storms. Any late convection on
Saturday will be isolated in nature and tied more to differential
heating in/near the higher terrain.

The northern stream disturbance moving across eastern Canada has
trended faster, which means any associated back door cold front may
not make it into the area at all, or only into eastern CT/Long
Island. So Sunday will still be a warm day, though not quite as warm
as the previous two days. Once again looking mainly at scattered
late day convection tied either to the front or to a lee trough NW
of NYC, and as another weak mid level vort max approaches from the

Monday should be cooler, with more cloud cover as shortwave energy
Atlantic moisture ride up the coast, well in advance of a low off
the Southeast coast, and on the back side of the retreating offshore
ridging. Once this passes, we should return to warm weather and
chances for sct mainly inland late day convection as another upper
ridge moves in from the west.


VFR forecast.

High pressure builds to the south overnight and

Light west/southwest expected overnight.

Light winds in the morning become south around 10 kt. Sea breezes
are expected by afternoon, sooner across CT terminals.

KLGA may be affected by a sound breeze which may make winds turn
to an east or southeast direction between 12Z and 15Z. However,
there is a low chance of this happening.

.OUTLOOK FOR 00Z Friday through Monday...
.Thursday night through Friday morning...Mainly VFR but sub-VFR
possible in showers/evening thunderstorms.
.Friday through Friday night...Mainly VFR, but sub-VFR possible in
isolated showers and evening thunderstorms.
.Saturday...Mainly VFR. Isolated showers and thunderstorms north
of NYC/Long Island.
.Sunday...Sub-VFR possible in afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
.Monday...Sub-VFR possible in showers and thunderstorms.


With the pressure gradient overall remaining rather weak...the seas
and wind gusts will stay below SCA criteria through Thursday

S-SW flow increasing to near 20 kt may bring a brief period of 5-ft
seas to the western ocean waters late day Fri into Fri evening.
Otherwise, expect quiet winds/waves outside of any potential


No significant widespread precipitation expected through Thursday

Local minor flood impacts from heavier showers/tstms are possible
with any late day convection, on Friday and Sunday, mainly NW of
NYC. Heavy rain may also be possible on Monday with an upper level
disturbance and Atlantic moisture riding up the coast, but timing
and location are uncertain, and at this time looks likely to pass
just offshore Long Island.




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