Quick 3:45 AM post on the heat, potential t-storms with damaging wind gusts, and the LI forecast:
The cold front will be moving from north to south, and it will reach Long Island late this afternoon into early evening. There is a better chance of thunderstorms in southern New England, but they will be scattered; however, any thunderstorm could contain damaging wind gusts of near 60 mph.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today: Mostly sunny, hot, and breezy with highs mostly in the upper 80's to around 90 degrees, but cooler for the south shore and east end. Wind out of the NW at 5 to 10 mph in the morning and 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance of a thunderstorm between 6 PM and 8 PM. Lows in the mid to upper 50's. Wind out of the NNW early and then NNE at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph before midnight.
Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy and much cooler with highs in the upper 60's to around 70 degrees, but cooler for the south shore and east end. Wind of 10 to 15 mph mostly out of the ENE to ESE.
Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy in the afternoon with highs mostly in the low 70's, but cooler for the south shore and east end. Wind mostly out of the S to SSW at 10 mph in the morning and 15 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and very warm with highs mostly in the mid 80's (upper 80's for northern Nassau and northwestern Suffolk), but much cooler for the south shore and east end, and there is a slight chance of a thunderstorm by evening. Wind out of the SSW at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph in the mid to late afternoon.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with highs mostly in the low 80's.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers by late afternoon with highs in the low 70's.
Saturday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers with highs in the upper 60's.
- 1st image: My 5 day outlook for Long Island
- 2nd image: Projected highs for today from the NWS
- 3rd image: Severe weather potential for today into tonight from the Storm Prediction Center
- 4th image: Simulated radar from the NAM for 7 PM today
- 5th image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the NWS model blend