Monday Discussion : Weak Nor’easter Brings Soggy Start to Week

In the wake of Hurricane Lee’s departure, a boundary over the east coast has set the stage for a weak nor’easter to develop. The moisture we’re seeing Sunday night is from the atmospheric instability well ahead of the developing coastal storm, which is currently over North Carolina. That low pressure will slowly intensify as it races Northeast on Monday. By early Monday evening, that low pressure should be off the coast of Cape Cod.
Periods of light to moderate rain will fall on the back side of the deepening low pressure. You can see the futurecast at 7am with widespread showers around the Hudson Valley… which could develop to a more organized area of light to moderate rain by mid day. The further east you go, the more rainfall you are likely to see. Much of the Hudson Valley should see between 0.75″ and 1.50″ of rain. Higher elevations and localized areas could see up to 2″ of rain. The rain should begin to taper off late afternoon or early evening, between 3pm and 9pm.
Beyond the soggy weather of Monday, we should dry out and see lots of sunshine and blue skies Tuesday through Thursday… with afternoon highs in the low 70s… and overnight lows in the upper 40s. Just about what we’d expect for this time of year.
An unsettled start to the week, but beautiful weather is heading our way for the majority of the week. Have a great Monday!

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