Your weekly forecast by Zachary Jacomowitz
Hello, Rockland County! I hope you have had a great week as well as a pleasant long weekend. We have been stuck in the clouds for the past several days so let’s see if this trend will continue into the start of June.
Meteorological Summer officially kicks off June 1. That is just another sign that the start of summer is nearly here. If you like summery weather though, you might be disappointed. Highs on Friday will top out in the upper 60s to low 70s under mostly cloudy skies. A shower cannot be ruled out. In fact, showers are more probable overnight Friday into Saturday. Fortunately, we dry out by sunrise and a pleasant start to the first weekend of June will be on tap.
Highs on Saturday will be near 70 thanks to a northwest flow. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Saturday night will be rather chilly with lows in the 40s across the area. With that in mind, I believe Saturday will be the better half of the weekend as another system moves into the area for Sunday, renewing the threat for showers. Computer model guidance disagrees on the exact arrival of this system but the chance for rain exists. Highs will be near 70.
The showers look to continue right into Monday. It’ll also be cool on Monday with highs stuck in the 60s for the most part. This unsettled weather could very last through Tuesday as well. Again, computer guidance disagrees, but I would expect showers to continue on Tuesday as well, or the chance for showers at least. Highs will be in the 60s. We should dry out by Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Expect partly cloudy skies, but the cool conditions will persist with a northwest wind. Highs will be in the upper 60s and low 70s on both Wednesday and Thursday.
June 1 is also the start of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Now is the time to prepare. Rockland County was nearly hit by Hurricane Earl in 2010 and then was walloped by Irene in 2011 and Sandy in 2012. Those are just some of the more recent storms. Please, prepare now. Remember, “It only takes one storm to make it a memorable season.”
Have a great weekend and a great week ahead!