Nor’easter drenches tri-state: Will it clear up for Mother’s Day?

NEW YORK –– An out-of-season nor’easter drenched the tri-state area Saturday into part of the night, but will it let up in time for Mother's Day?

Like a winter snowstorm, we’ll have to watch and determine where the heaviest bands of rain set up. Some places may pick up 1/2 inch to 1 inch of rain while others are soaked with 2 to 3 inches. Winds will be gusting above 30 mph, especially along the coast. Overall, a nasty day with windswept rain.

The center of the storm will move away from the coast on Sunday. This should lead to slowly improving weather though leftover showers are still expected on Mother's Day. As it looks now, the first part of the day may be dry but showers and even a thunderstorm could develop during the late afternoon and evening.

Looking farther ahead, weather maps for the next 1 to 2 weeks show temperatures are likely to be above normal as soon as this last storm leaves and this stubborn pattern breaks down. It will finally feel like May and possibly even more like June or July at times for the rest of this month.

Expect temperatures to climb into the 70s on Tuesday, then 80s for Wed and Thursday. In fact, 85-90 is not out of the question for Thursday.

A shower or thunderstorm is also possible for late week then it will cool down a bit next weekend but there is no sign of a return to this
raw, wet and nasty weather.