Sunny, dry start to week before fall brings rain

Weather

There was plenty of sunshine to wrap up the last weekend of summer. With highs topping out in the 70s, it was quite seasonable across the region. Dry weather will also prevail through Tuesday. Even though beach season is over, it’s important to note that there’s still a moderate rip current risk in effect due to continued easterly swells from Odette.

Now that the dew points have come down, you can enjoy comfortable weather. Clear skies, light northerly winds, and a dry air mass will allow for radiational cooling. Although lows will likely bottom out in the 60s across the city, interior sections and Long Island’s Pine Barrens will drop into the 40s and 50s. Therefore, you may need the jacket in the morning, depending on your location. Then feel free to peel away the extra layer Monday afternoon as temperatures rise into the 70s.

By Tuesday morning, lows will be a little warmer due to a sea breeze. However, keep in mind that there may be areas of fog to contend with as the air becomes saturated.

Dry weather comes to an end as we welcome fall on Wednesday. A slow-moving cold front combined with moisture from the south will bring rain to the area.

The timing is still being worked out, but it looks like showers and storms will get underway later Wednesday and carry into Thursday with a few possible showers on Friday.

Right now, it looks like the heaviest will be early Thursday morning as the front draws near. Based on recent model runs, expect 1-2 inches with isolated spots getting a little more. There is some flooding potential, but we’ll have a better idea later as the storm approaches.

Tracking the Tropics

Tropical storm Peter has formed and is expected to weaken in the next 48 hours. The great news is that it will stay out to sea. The same rings true for tropical storm Rose. Currently, there are no tropical storm watches or warnings in effect for both storms. 

Celestial Sighting

The sky will be mostly clear allowing the perfect view of the Harvest Moon. It’s named for picking crops at the end of summer. Also, the thickness of the atmosphere near the horizon will give it an orange hue. The moon becomes full at 7:54 p.m. on Monday. Enjoy! As always, stay tuned for updates.

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