While hot and humid conditions will persist in the Northeast for another day, relief is in sight with cooler temperatures on the way after winds begin to shift towards the east and rain moves into the region with highs only in the lower 80’s and upper 70’s. The humidity will persist until the passage of the cold front.
For Thursday, rain begins to move in from west to east across New York towards the Hudson River Valley. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a strong cold front will be all across the State of New York on Thursday, creating a marginal risk of severe weather from Pittsburgh and Buffalo towards Syracuse and the Washington DC metro area. High Winds and small hail will be the primary threats for the area. The heaviest rain will fall in Eastern sections of New York overnight Thursday and into Friday morning as a low pressure system develops and moves east near Lake Huron.
Flooding is possible as many areas in Central and Eastern New York are projected to receive 2-3 inches of rain over from Thursday into Friday.
By Friday afternoon, the cold front will have moved through the region bringing light showers to the Boston metropolitan area. Scattered Showers will remain in the area through Saturday as high pressure begins to take over on Sunday with cooler drier conditions.
Forecaster Robert Millette