Father's Day: Hot with isolated storms for New York
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:32 - Hot and muggy with showers and thunderstorms, that's what the weather forecast is calling for during much of this Father's Day weekend across the Northeast.
A low pressure center with associated fronts will be moving across the northern Great Lakes into southeast Canada bringing some atmospheric instability into New York state on Father's Day (Sunday). As warm moist air from the south flows into the system, muggy weather conditions and isolated thunderstorms are expected to persist across some areas.
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Day time highs are still expected to be well above normal in many portions of the state, with values in the mid to upper 80´s which combined with the high water vapor content in the air will make this a fairly muggy day. Overall temperatures on Sunday will be 10 to 15oF above normal, especially across sections of northeast New York State.
Daytime highs in the New York City metro area are expected to reach the low to mid 80´s. A warm moist southerly flow will dominate during much of the day especially along coastal areas. Wind speeds are expected to range between 10 and 20 mph and well bring some heat relief to those located near the ocean front.
Below: Temperature anomolies Father's Day (Courtesy: WeatherBell)
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to roll across the state on Father's Day, but will be more frequent across the northern half of the state. The strongest showers are forecast in the Northwest. The area extending from Rochester to Syracuse could record 1 to 2 inches of rain over a 24-hour period.
Below: Precipitation forecast Sunday afternoon - around 2 p.m. EDT (c/o WeatherBell)
Below: Precipitation forecast Sunday evening - around 8 p.m. EDT (c/o WeatherBell)
On Father's Day, New York City is expecting partly cloudy skies with a change for an isolated both in the morning and evening hours.
Across the Country:
On Father's Day expect a more active atmosphere to affect the eastern third of the country, with showers extending from Florida all the way up to the eastern Great Lakes and east of that into some areas of the Atlantic Seaboard. Thunderstorms and muggy weather will be the norm as the jet stream remains well to the north with a dominant south-southwesterly flow in the upper levels of the atmosphere.
Out West, expect stable weather and temperatures soaring into the 100´s. Some areas of interior California will measure highs near or above the 115oF mark. Above normal temperatures are also expected across many other areas of the west from the Rockies all the way to the Pacific Northwest.