Update on thunderstorms with northeast tornadoes and some changes and the holiday weekend forecast:
- More details for Long Island are in the forecast below.
- There is the potential for strong thunderstorms with possible tornadoes, large hail, and damaging wind gusts in inland areas of the northeast tomorrow afternoon (see yellow areas in 2nd image). The best chance for a thunderstorm for Long Island is after 7 PM tomorrow, but they will be weakening, so northwestern areas of Long Island have the best chance.
- Also, tomorrow will be fairly humid with dew points in the mid 60's on Long Island, but it will not be as warm as previously expected (see last image). Highs will range from the low to mid 80's for northwestern Nassau to the mid to upper 70's for most of Long Island to around 70 degrees at Montauk.
- Thursday will be beautiful with sunshine, blue skies, low humidity, a light northwesterly breeze and highs in the low to mid 80's on Long Island.
- As of now, the rain for Long Island is generally from early afternoon on Friday to mid to late morning on Saturday, but a couple of showers are still possible Saturday late afternoon or early evening. There is also a slight chance of a passing shower on Sunday in the late afternoon or evening.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today: Partly sunny and breezy in the afternoon with highs mostly in the upper 60's, but mid 60's for the south shore and east end as a sea breeze drops the temperatures into the low 60's by mid to late afternoon. Wind mostly out of the S to SSW at 10 mph in the morning and 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the low 60's in Nassau and around 60 in Suffolk. Wind out of the SSW at around 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with moderate to high humidity and breezy in the afternoon with only a very slight chance of a thunderstorm by late afternoon with highs ranging from the low 80's for northern Nassau and northwestern Suffolk to the mid 70's for the south shore and low 70's for the east end. Wind out of the SSW at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph in the mid to late afternoon.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm, mostly between 7 PM and midnight. Lows in the mid 60's in Nassau and low 60's in Suffolk. Wind mostly out of the SSW at 10 to 15 mph in the evening, but gusty winds are possible in any thunderstorm.
Thursday: Sunny with low humidity, blue skies, and a light northwesterly breeze with highs in the low to mid 80's. Wind out of the NW at 5 to 10 mph in the morning and 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Cooler air will arrive at night as a secondary cold front comes through with only some clouds.
Friday: Increasing clouds with showers developing by around early to mid afternoon from west to east and continuing into the night with highs in the upper 60's. Wind out of the NE in the morning at around 10 mph and then ENE in the afternoon at around 15 mph.
Saturday: Showers ending by around mid to late morning and then mostly cloudy in the afternoon, breezy, and cool with highs in the mid 60's. There is still a slight chance for a couple of showers in the late afternoon or evening. Wind out of the NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with highs near 70 degrees. Wind out of the NW at 10 to 15 mph. There is a slight chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny with only a light breeze and highs in the low 70's.
- 1st image: My 5 day outlook for Long Island
- 2nd image: Severe weather potential for tomorrow into tomorrow night from the Storm Prediction Center
- 3rd image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the NWS model blend
- 4th image: Simulated radar for 7 PM tomorrow from the HRRR model
- 5th and 6th images: Projected highs for today and tomorrow, respectively, from the NWS