Today promises to be much calmer than yesterday. Tuesday saw a brief taste of summer before an brief and intense squall line reminded us that it was still spring. This afternoon's sunny high will be a cool 68ish as a high pressure system arrives from the Midwest. After a cool night tonight -lows should be in the lower 50s in town and may dip into the 30s in interior regions of the tri-state area. Tomorrow should be warmer, with a high in the mid-70s. Sunny skies will make for perfect Manhattanhenge viewing conditions.
Friday is expected to start out sunny, but clouds are likely to increase through the day. Temperatures will again be in the mid-70s. Rain of the shower and thunderstorm variety may appear as early as Friday night. Scattered showers are likely to occur on Saturday, but the sun is expected to return on Sunday.
Hurricane Preparedness Week continues with today's topic being inland flooding. The outlook for Atlantic basin hurricane activity this season, as prepared by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, is for "considerable activity with a 65 percent probability of an above normal season". The reasons given for the outlook include above normal sea surface temperatures in the eastern tropical Atlantic and lingering effects from La Niña conditions in the Pacific.