Karen Carpenter would not have liked today. Already an inch of rain has fallen in Central Park and another inch is likely before early afternoon. An urban flood advisory is in effect for the city and counties immediately to the east and west.
The rain, gust winds, and cool weather is being brought to us by a summer nor'easter. The storm is currently east of Virginia and will be zipping up toward Nova Scotia today. The will be out of here by mid-afternoon, but rain is likely through the evening hours. Winds off the ocean and heavy cloud cover will keep temperatures low today –expect a high only around 70, which is 15 degrees below normal.
Temperatures will be closer to normal tomorrow. A few leftover showers may plague us Tuesday morning before a drying out occurs in the afternoon. Wednesday is this week's weather winner! We can expect a mostly sunny and warm day. The chance of showers and thunderstorms returns on Thursday and increases through the weekend.
Today is the 35th anniversary of the launch of Landsat 1, the first in a series of high-resolution land surface observing satellites. To celebrate, here's a bunch of pretty pictures.
This morning's regional radar composite from Intellicast.com.