Severe storms, damaging winds move into tri-state area


NEW YORK — Sunny skies on Saturday will give way to increasing clouds, scattered showers and potentially severe thunderstorms later in the day.

The storm front was expected to arrive in New Jersey around 3 p.m. and move east into New York and Connecticut.

The storm forecast is on track with some minor adjustments. There’s a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of Rockland, eastern Orange, Bergen and Hudson Counties. Also, the Bronx, Manhattan, Northern Queens and Brooklyn, eastern Staten Island, and Northwest Nassau until 6 p.m. The National Weather Service has also issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 7 p.m. Saturday evening for parts of Ulster and Dutchess Counties. With rain getting underway, the main concern will be strong gusty winds. If you haven’t done so already, bring in loose items and outdoor furniture. 

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for New York City until 6 p.m.

Expect sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. While this storm is not slated to be a major rain driven system, you can expect an average of a quarter inch to a half inch with some locations getting a little less or a little more. 

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The warm weather trend will continue Saturday, with highs topping out in the upper 70s across the region. 

Rain should taper off from west to east between midnight and 2am. It may take a little longer for eastern Long Island.  Once the storm clears, winds will continue to pick up and temperatures will cooldown. In fact, winds will continue to play a central role in the forecast through Monday.

After unseasonably warm summer-like temperatures this week with the high at LaGuardia Airpoty tying the 1956 record on Friday, it will finally feel more like fall with a seasonable high of 64 degrees in NYC on Sunday after bottoming out in the low 50s. 

In the afternoon, an upper-level disturbance will bring back the clouds and a few widely isolated showers cannot be ruled out.

Anticipate breezy sunshine for the Giants game at MetLife Stadium. However, keep in mind there could be a few lingering passing showers mainly north and west of the city. As far as next week is concerned, it will feel noticeable chilly with temperatures falling into the 40s.

Contrary to the past few days, you will need a jacket when heading out during morning hours. But there is another warmup in store later in the week with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s.

The cooler air will stick around Sunday night, when temperatures could drop into the upper 40s for the first time since May.

High temperatures will hold in the mid-60s on Monday under mostly sunny skies. While it will be cooler compared to this week, the temperature actually will be where it should be for this time of year.

Heading into the middle part of the week, temperatures will moderate, possibly climbing back into the mid-70s by Thursday before a cold front brings the chance of showers by Friday.

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