From Jessica Spaccio, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 6 degrees below normal for most areas. Precipitation ranged from a trace to an 1 inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 10 to 70.
Warm & Sunny!
Low pressure moving up the coast will bring showers and possibly some scattered thunderstorms to southeast NY, the rest of the state will stay dry and partly sunny. Temperatures will range from mid-60’s to mid 70’s. Overnight temperatures will be in the low 40’s to low 50’s.
Friday will be sunny and dry with highs throughout the 70’s. Low temperatures will be in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.
Saturday will be sunny with highs in the 70’s with some areas possibly reaching 80. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 40’s to low 50’s.
Sunday will be sunny with temperatures in the 70’s and some low 80’s. Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 40’s to mid 50’s.
Monday will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 60’s to low 70’s with a slight chance of showers. Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.
Tuesday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 60’s to low 70’s with scattered showers possible. Lows will be in the 50’s.
Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 60’s with scattered showers. Lows will be in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.
The five-day precipitation amounts will taper from around 1” in extreme southeast NY to nothing in the Central Lakes/Northern Plateau and beyond.
The 8-14 day outlook (Oct 2-8) is showing above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for all but eastern NY.
October and Oct/Nov/Dec outlooks are showing above normal temperatures, no indication for precipitation.
There is still an abnormally dry area covering part of the Catskills and southern Hudson Valley.
Maps of 8-14 day outlooks:
National Weather Service watch/warnings map:
NRCC Drought Page which features the US Drought Monitor map (updated every Thursday):