The long streak of warm months has come to an end. From July 2015 to this past February every month was warmer than the 30-year climatological average. March broke that trend when it finished at 39.2 degrees, which is 3.3 degrees colder than average. March was also colder than February, something that hasn't happened since 1984, and only a degree warmer than January. But don't look for cold months to become a trend: the extended forecast indicates that warmer-than-average temperatures will return for April.
April's warming started yesterday and today will follow suit with a high expected to reach the low 60s, which is about as good as it gets for opening day at Citi Field. The normal high for today in Central Park is 56. Get ready for another round of soaking rain late tonight and tomorrow as the storm that produced the deadly tornadoes in Louisiana over the weekend moves up through the Great Lakes.
While thunderstorms are possible tomorrow, no tornadic activity is expected here. Instead we'll have to deal with an inch or more of rain on top of already saturated soil and that could lead to flooding, especially north and west of the city.
The storm's trailing cold front is expected to pass through the region during the mid-afternoon tomorrow. That will put an end to the rain and set us up for a