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Weather Outlook – May 31, 2018

NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

Last week temperatures ranged from 4 to 12 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40-160.

Showers and thunderstorms Thursday and Friday, some could produce gusty winds and locally heavy rain with perhaps isolated flash flooding.

Today temperatures will be in the 70s to 80s and humid with showers and thunderstorms possible (scattered to numerous, more likely for western to central NY). Overnight lows will be in the 60s.

Friday will be humid with highs in the 80s and showers and thunderstorms likely. Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Saturday will be cooler and less humid with seasonable temperatures in the 70s. Scattered showers are possible for southeast NY, but the rest of the state will be dry. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s.

Sunday highs will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s with dry conditions. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s.

Monday highs will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s with scattered showers possible. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s.

Tuesday highs will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s with scattered showers possible. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s.

Wednesday highs will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s with scattered showers possible. Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

The seven-day precipitation amounts will range from 1 ¼ inch to 2 ½ inches.

The 8-14 day outlook (June 7-13) favors below-normal temperatures. The precipitation outlook favors near-normal amounts for southeast New York, and favors above-normal amounts for the rest 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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