Friday, August 10, 2012

August 11th, 2012 Forecast

Round one of the rain and storms has moved off to the north and east, rather slowly.  In it's wake, roadways are flooded, tree limbs are down and skies have cleared giving way to some sun.  Unfortunately, this is set to be the primer for the possibility of more severe weather later this afternoon and into tomorrow morning.  As this first batch moved off, it even prompted a tornado warning  for Central Long Island.  The second batch of storms will be more severe in it's characteristics, however they will be more scattered and faster moving.

The Storm Prediction Center still has the entire area under a "slight risk" for severe thunderstorms, with the biggest threat being strong winds and large hail.  Some of these storms could also contain a lot of lightning.  Remember, if you can hear thunder, you can be struck by lightning.  The shower and storm chances will continue through the overnight and into Saturday morning.  Lows tonight will be in the upper 60's to the north and west to the mid-70's to the south and east, however it'll remain very humid.  Although remaining "scattered" throughout, the steadier rain chances will end early on Saturday, leaving us with some isolated-variety thundershowers.  Temperatures tomorrow in the mid-80's with humidity dropping.  Behind the front, winds will be out of the southwest, breezy at times.

Sunday looks like the best day of the weekend.  Temperatures in the mid- to upper 80's with low humidity and under abundant sunshine.  The start of the workweek looks the same as well, with a slight uptick in humidity ahead of the next system moving in.  Tuesday looks slightly warmer and more humid.  There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, but otherwise, it'll be partly cloudy.  Behind the front, temperatures look like they take a slight dip again into the mid- to even lower 80's.  Wednesday and Thursday look very comfortable with a mix of clouds and sun.  Friday, temperatures stick in the mid-80's with a slight chance of storms.