Heat records were falling faster than CMT Award presenters yesterday (kidding, Shaniah. I think you are the best!). Here is a quick look at some of the record readings:
Washington DC: 99
LaGuardia, NY: 97
Newark, NJ: 99
Atlantic City, NJ: 98
Change is in the air for tonight though, as a cold front is digging in from the West. Early morning storms are being pushed ahead of the boundary with a severe storm watch in OH, PA, and NY. I’ve been watching the storms on the radar, and to me it appears the main threat is large hail this morning. The heaviest rain now is coming in waves, one shot in IA/IL, another in northern IN/MI, another in OH, and a shot blasting through the Easter half of New England.
The daytime heating will add fuel to the mix this afternoon, and more severe weather will pop out in the same spot, see the map.
NOAA Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts
The AZ fire weather looks a little better today too. The winds won’t be as stiff, but the smoke is blowing over the state line into NM. Albuquerque will have a hazy, smoke-filled afternoon with that persistent Westerly breeze.
The west is cool once again today, with that marine layer fog in for the CA coast. That means more delays at SFO in the morning.
Also- Hurricane Adrian is the first Eastern Pacific storm of the year. The winds have increased to 90 mph, making it a strong Cat. 1 storm. It may strengthen a little more, but the track takes it well off the South Mexican coast and should just be a fish storm, and not affect land. Good news there.
Hey, see ya out there!