As nor’easter departs, another storm to watch heading into the weekend


The nor’easter that dumped roughly 3 to 6 inches of rain across the region has finally moved off the coast.

Prior to the storm, Central Park only had 0.55 inches of rain for the month, and at that point, it was at 4th place for the driest October ever. This nor’easter ended up giving Central Park 3.66″ and the recording station is now 0.37 inches above normal for the month to date.

In addition to the torrential downpours, gusts close to hurricane force winds were reported in Eastern Suffolk County. 

The winds started to back off Wednesday night as the storm continued to head further out to sea. Skies will also continue to clear out with temperatures dropping into the 40s across the region.

Thursday will feature a good deal of sunshine with a few patchy clouds. Afternoon temperatures will top out in the upper 50s to around 60, which is right around where we should be for this time of the year. 

Friday starts out with some sunshine, but the next storm system will already start to move into the region. Temperatures will top out in the mid 50s as clouds will be on the increase. The showers could arrive either late in the afternoon or in the evening and there could be a few downpours through the overnight period.

Additional flooding will be on the table as many rivers are still recovering from the nor’easter.  

The heavier showers should be over with by the time we get into Saturday, however the upper-level disturbance trailing the main storm will be slow to move out. As a result, the day will feature a good deal of clouds with the risk of a few more passing showers. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s.

Hopefully, that upper-level system will finally move out on Halloween. For now, there will be some clouds to start the day, but skies will clear out in the afternoon as the trick-or-treaters head out. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s

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