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Weather Outlook – May 10, 2018 (the first weather outlook of the season!)

from NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

Last week temperatures ranged from 4 to 10 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to near two inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 10-110.

Temperatures will warm to above-normal today before a cold front passes bringing showers and cooler temperatures.

Today temperatures will be in the low to mid 70’s with showers likely and thunderstorms possible as a cold front passes. Overnight lows will be in the 40’s.

Friday temperatures will be much cooler behind the cold front, ranging from the 50’s to low 60’s for most areas, reaching mid- to upper 60’s in southeast NY. Conditions will by sunny and dry before scattered showers return in the evening into Saturday. Overnight temperatures will be in the 40’s, dipping into the 30’s in northern areas.

Saturday temperatures will range from the upper 50’s in northern areas to mid 70’s in central NY. Conditions will be cloudy with light rain possible. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 40’s to mid 50’s.

Sunday will have highs in the mid 60’s to low 70’s. Light rain is possible early, with drying conditions throughout the day. Overnight temperatures will be in th 40’s.

Monday will be sunny with highs in the low to mid 70’s. Lows will be in the 40’s.

Tuesday will be sunny with highs in the 70’s.  Lows will be in the upper 40’s to  low 50’s.

Wednesday, temperatures will be in the 70’s with showers possible.  Lows will be in the 50’s.

The seven-day precipitation amounts will range from half an inch to near two inches.

The 8-14 day outlook (May 17-23) favors above-normal temperatures for the state. The precipitation outlook slightly favors above-normal precipitation for a majority of the state.

Maps of 8-14 day outlooks:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

National Weather Service watch/warnings map:
http://www.weather.gov/erh/

US Drought Monitor
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx

CLIMOD2 (NRCC data interface):
http://climodtest.nrcc.cornell.edu

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