Monday, October 21, 2013

Forecast for Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A strong cold front will pass through the region on Tuesday. The front is expected to bring significantly cooler weather conditions to the area for the remainder of the week. 

Increasing cloudiness is expected on Tuesday as the front moves in and an area of low pressure develops to our south. Showers are likely late on Tuesday. As the front passes offshore, the area of low pressure to our south will continue to strengthen and move northward along the front. This low will turn into a coastal storm and bring periods of rain and drizzle to the region on Wednesday. This low is not expected to bring significant impacts to the region as it will be a quick mover and still relatively weak when it passes by. It is possible that the rain may mix with some wet snowflakes in the Poconos as the precipitation ends on late Wednesday. 

An area of high pressure will build into the region for Thursday and Friday. It will be breezy at times due to a gradient between the departing coastal low and the area of high pressure building in. Conditions will be favorable for the Lake Effect machine to be turned on as winds blow across the Great Lakes. As a result, a passing sprinkle or shower is possible, especially in the Poconos. In addition, some models are indicating a weak piece of energy skirting the southern part of our region which could bring a period of showers.
However, skies should be partly sunny for the majority of this time-frame. Daytime highs in the city will only reach into the mid-fifties with lows in the upper thirties and lower forties. The suburbs will see upper twenties to upper thirties for lows. Widespread frost is possible during this time in the suburbs. The growing season will come to an end for most areas by the weekend.