Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KOKX 230435 AFDOKX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service New York NY 1235 AM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016 .SYNOPSIS... A cold front approaches tonight and will move across early Saturday. Another cold front will pass across the area Saturday night. High pressure will then be in control on Sunday before a cold front moves across the area Monday into Monday night. High pressure returns for Tuesday through Thursday. Another front moves through the area on Friday. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/...
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Convection has tapered off over SE CT. Will go ahead and update forecast to remove pops. Possible for a brief shower to develop within the next hour, but otherwise, expecting dry conditions. Min temperatures range from the mid 60s across most rural interior sections to upper 70s within NYC.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 6 PM SUNDAY/... Seriously, despite the passage of a trough this evening, we will not cool off much for Saturday and another hot day will be seen across the area. However, with winds trending toward the west to northwest at all levels, this will advect in drier air that will drop surface dewpoints into the 50s to lower 60s by the afternoon. Thus, heat index values will not be as high as today and in some ways it may feel a little better. However, the west to northwest flow will `downslope` and thus drag the hotter air out even toward the coast. I leaned toward the hotter end of statistical guidance for highs as a result. The Heat Advisory will remain up for The City and we added urban parts of Essex and Union Counties in NJ as well as Hudson County where actual temperatures could get to 100 (most likely at Newark which would be about the average highest temperature of the year). No records are in threat at Newark or in the City though as we are competing against the Heat wave of 2011 when Newark set an all-time record high of 108. Another more vigorous trough passes across New England tomorrow evening, both aloft and at the surface. There may be enough moisture in interior new London County to pop off a shower or thunderstorm but otherwise it should be dry. Saturday night will be a little cooler. There will be a moderate risk of rip currents at Atlantic Ocean beaches Saturday. && .LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/... High pressure builds into the area on Sunday. High temperatures on Sunday will be in the upper 80s to low 90s for most areas, but will be in the low to mid 90s for NYC, portions of NE NJ, and southern portions of the Lower Hudson Valley. With a west to northwest flow, dewpoints should not be as high as Saturday, resulting in heat indices below 95 degrees. High pressure moves offshore Sunday night. Meanwhile a low pressure over eastern Canada will push its associated cold front through the area Monday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop over western areas and spread east as that front advances and pushes through the region Monday night. Highs on Monday will be in the low to mid 90s, and heat indices will top off in the mid to upper 90s. Monday night will be very warm and humid with lows near 80 around NYC, and in the low to mid 70s elsewhere. Areas of fog are likely as well. High pressure builds into the area on Tuesday, ushering in cooler and dryer air. Highs on Tuesday will be in the low to mid 90s, and with surface dewpoints in the 60s, heat indices will once again top off in the mid 90s. High pressure will continue to build across the area through Thursday. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s on Wednesday, and mid to upper 80s on Thursday. Another cold front is then forecast to impact the local area later on Thursday and into Friday. && .AVIATION /06Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... A weak cold front moves through towards daybreak. VFR conditions expected through the TAF period. There is a low chance for some patchy fog and MVFR vsbys early Saturday morning outside the NY metro. WNW flow is likely tomorrow with gusts to 20KT in the afternoon. Coastal sea breeze development is not forecast despite the heat. .OUTLOOK FOR 03Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY... .SAT NGT through SUN NGT...VFR. .MON...Mainly VFR, except MVFR or lower possible in scattered late day/evening thunderstorms. .TUE and WED...VFR. && .MARINE... SCA conditions remain on the ocean waters. The wind gusts will be 20-25 kt across the ocean and ocean seas will be 4-6 ft but both will decrease overnight into daybreak. All other waters will remain below SCA for the rest of tonight. Overall the pressure gradient will decrease tonight so winds will gradually lower but ocean seas will take longer to decrease. A chance of showers and thunderstorms remains mainly for the eastern waters going into the overnight. Lighter offshore flow on Saturday will keep waves on the low side. High pressure will influence the area waters on Sunday. A cold front moves through the waters Monday night, and then high pressure returns for the middle of next week. Below small craft advisory conditions expected for the extended period. && .HYDROLOGY... No significant widespread rainfall expected tonight. Mainly dry conditions are forecast this weekend. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will impact the region Monday afternoon and Monday night, resulting in the potential for locally heavy rain. && .OKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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CT...None. NY...Heat Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for NYZ072>075-176- 178. NJ...Heat Advisory until 7 PM EDT this evening for NJZ006-106-108. MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EDT early this morning for ANZ350-353-355.
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&& $$ SYNOPSIS...99 NEAR TERM...MPS SHORT TERM...24 LONG TERM...FIG AVIATION...Tongue MARINE...FIG/JM HYDROLOGY...FIG/JM is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.