NEW YORK - After an icy morning commute, heavy rains and gusty winds will be moving in throughout this afternoon.
The rain will slide from west to east, with a heavy band of precipitation crossing the New York/New Jersey metro area around 2-3 p.m. before heading out to Long Island and Connecticut.
Fortunately, we are not expecting the rain to linger this evening with clear skies after the rain exits the eastern end of Long Island between 6-7 p.m.
In front of the storm, we will experience a surge of warm air with the chance of some areas reaching record highs this afternoon as temperatures climb into the upper 50’s.
As far as the rain, we can see some localized urban flooding as the heavier rain band moves through dropping anywhere from .5” – 1” of rain. There is a coastal flood advisory in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the southern coast of Long Island where strong, gusty South to Southeast winds can lead to a pile up of water along the coast during the high tide cycle.
Fortunately, we are expecting astronomically low tides so our concern is only for minor flooding with tides up to 3 feet above normal.
Wednesday will be the first of a series of days where we will enjoy quiet, comfortable weather conditions, culminating in a great weekend!
We are starting to see the development of another winter storm as well as the return of cold temperatures for early next week. It is still too early to give any exact details but it is definitely something La Autoridad en el Tiempo will keep an eye on.
High: 55, Windy and rainy with the rain ending
High: 44, Partly Sunny
High: 38, Mostly sunny and colder
High: 40, Partly sunny with chance of rain/wintry mix late in the evening into early Saturday morning
High: 54, Wintry mix inland, rain further south & metro area in the am, the sun returns as well as much warmer air.
Be careful driving today!