NEW YORK (PIX11) – After another pleasant day with temperatures reaching the lower 50s, skies are clouding up tonight as a cold front approaches our area this evening. Overnight lows will bottom out in the lower 40s.
By daybreak, showers will develop and could become briefly heavy at times as the day drags on. While this is a long duration event, rainfall amounts are expected to be lower than Saturday’s event with around a .25 – .50” of rainfall. Areas across Eastern Long Island and the Jersey shore could get as much as .75”. Ahead of the front, temperatures will be rather warm again. Highs will end up at around 50. With the milder weather we’ve had in the past 3 days, the potential for any flooding is not as high as Saturday’s storm. That being said, there is a small chance for some river flooding associated due to residual ice jams. Showers will taper off by tomorrow evening and we will dry out overnight. Temperatures will drop into the upper 30s.
Heading into Wednesday, the models are having a hard time building a consensus on the forecast. A weakening cold front from the Great Lakes approaches our area. There could a spotty rain or snow shower associated with this front, otherwise, the day will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will still be above normal with highs in the upper 40s. On Thursday, a separate system may form just far enough off shore that we may get a couple of showers. Temperatures will be in the mid 40s.