7:00 AM | **Last time a November high temperature at Central Park only reached 30 degrees occurred 64 years ago**; a major storm Tues/Wed with heavy rain and then another Arctic outbreak
Mostly sunny, still quite cold for this time of year, but without the wind, highs in the middle 30’s
Mostly cloudy, cold, lows in the low 30’s
Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain, sleet or snow during the late morning and early afternoon then rain likely, low-to-mid 40’s
Rain, heavy at time, temperatures holding steady or rising
Rain, some heavy, mild, turning colder at night with possible overnight snow showers, highs in the 50's
Mostly sunny, windy and very cold, mid 30’s
Partly sunny, still very cold, mid-to-upper 30’s
Partly sunny, cold, near 40
Yesterday's high temperature at Central Park was only 30 degrees - some 21 degrees below normal for this time of year. It was the first time that Central Park, NY had a November high temperature of only 30 degrees in 64 years (November 27th, 1949). Just down the road this morning, Philly Airport actually recorded their lowest November temperature in 24 years (1989) with a record low reading of 20 degrees. Trenton, NJ and Allentown, PA also recorded record lows this morning.
Two major weather stories this week: 1) a significant storm will move from the Gulf of Mexico region up the eastern seaboard and bring with it the possibility for 2-4 inches of rainfall to the big cities along I-95 2) another Arctic outbreak will reach the Mid-Atlantic region by Turkey Day. This could very well turn out to be one of the coldest Thanksgiving weeks on a nationwide basis in many, many years. As far as the upcoming storm is concerned, the bulk of it should be in the form of rain around here and there will certainly be heavy rain involved; especially, on Tuesday night. While the majority of this event will be rain around here, it could be just cold enough at the onset on Tuesday for a brief period of mixed frozen precipitation and then, as colder air pours in on the back end of the storm Wednesday night, there could be some snow shower activity along with some very strong winds. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, will feature more bitter cold Arctic air for this time of year and the winds will be quite strong; especially, during the morning hours.