Thursday Discussion : Weekend Looking Better

A week that has featured a fair amount of cloudiness at times, has been rather dry for the most part.  We’ll see that trend continue as we push closer to the weekend.

Our Thursday looks to see a good deal of cloudiness in the morning, even a spot rain shower or sprinkle in spots.  There should be some sun peeking through the clouds this afternoon, as temperatures climb up around 70° for a high.  Not the nicest of days, but certainly not a bad day either.

Friday looks quite nice… with a mix of sunshine and clouds.  Winds should be out of the NW and that will give us low humidity.  Highs on Friday should be right around 80°… a rather beautiful, summer like, end to the work week.  That leads us into the weekend, where we have some uncertainties.

Saturday starts out with a mix of sunshine and clouds… but the clouds will increase during the day, and we’ll be mostly cloudy for the afternoon.  We’ll watch a storm system clipping eastward from the Great Lakes.  It could contain quite a punch in terms of rainfall amounts and even some thunderstorms.  The big question is how far north or south does this storm track?

This is the European model’s projected Rainfall through the weekend.  The GFS model looks very similar, just a bit further south.  You can see that the bulk of the heavier rainfall is projected to track from Lake Erie & NW PA… southeastward toward SE PA and NJ.  The Hudson Valley could be on the northern edge of the rain showers… especially areas from I-84 on south.

The data is not set in stone, so we’ll need to track the projected path… and we’ll have updates if things begin to look different.  As it stands right now… some scattered rain showers are possible late Saturday afternoon and night… but the rain should have exited the region by Sunday morning.  Sunday is likely to see increasing sunshine, low humidity, and afternoon highs in the mid 70s.  So after an uncertain Saturday afternoon… Sunday is looking quite nice to close out the weekend.

You can find all the latest forecast ideas on our home page, or on our iOS and Android apps.  We’ll share more commentary in another post, if something should change.  Otherwise… have a great Thursday afternoon!

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