This is going to be a wild week of weather. A freeze warning has been issued in New York City and southern New York state starting at 8 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The week started with thunderstorms, hail, then snow overnight Sunday. It's cold but fortunately, the wind will diminish as we go through the night. Temperatures will bottom out near the freezing mark in New York City and 20s in many suburbs.
The freeze warning issued by the National Weather Service means temperatures may drop into the low 30s. The coldest temperatures are expected to begin Sunday night into Monday morning.
The weather system heading towards the New York area will drop from the Great Lakes and then travel approximately along Route 80, and right towards the city. Wet snow will develop in the northern suburbs late Sunday night. It could start as a wintry mix then change to a chilly rain from south and east of the city. Temperatures should be well above freezing on Monday, perhaps approaching 50. Still though, this does not bode well for the New York Yankees afternoon home opener as wet weather is expected to hit during the game.
Cold air wrapping around the Monday system could change the rain back to wet snow in the evening before it ends. This is especially true for the Hudson Valley and north of the Merritt in Connecticut. In fact, along and north of Interstate 84, there is the potential for 3 to 6 inches of snow, especially on the colder surfaces.
The sun will return on Tuesday, but the wind will be gusty and temperatures will be well below normal again, barely getting above 40.
But don't worry, the spring weather will be back again. On Wednesday, temperatures expected to head towards 50. Then it gets even warmer on Thursday — it might even break 60! However, expect some showers and thunderstorms starting Thursday afternoon and into the night.
Another chilly outbreak is expected on Friday into next weekend.
Hopefully, the very active weather pattern will calm down by the following week and we can get back to a more normal April.