Your weekly forecast by Zachary Jacomowitz
Hello, Rockland County! After a rather unseasonably cool and damp week, big changes are coming and you’ll notice them in the next few days. With that said, let’s get right to that all-important forecast!
For your conclusion to the work week on Friday, expect mostly cloudy skies with a small chance of a shower. A developing coastal storm actually passes by offshore, which is not too typical for June, but fortunately, it looks to stay far enough east to spare us any major impacts. Just be wary of rip currents at the beaches if you wish to go despite cloudy weather. High temperatures will max out near 70°.
Saturday will be an iffy weather day. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with the chance for a shower or thunderstorm. High temperatures will rebound to near 74° after a morning low of 54°. Temperatures will drop to only the mid-60s by Sunday morning, and you’ll notice the real changes by the afternoon. High pressure off the Carolina coast will pump in hot and somewhat humid air, leading to highs on Sunday near 90° with dew points near 60°. Skies will be partly cloudy.
Monday is looking even hotter, with highs near 93° and dew points closer to 70°, which is on the muggy side. Skies will be partly cloudy. Tuesday is also looking hot, with highs in the low to mid-90s once again, which could establish an official heat wave, which is defined as at least three consecutive days of 90°+.
A cold front will be to our north on Tuesday and will approach us during the evening hours, which could spark thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening. Be aware of that. Cooler and less humid weather is on tap for Wednesday with highs in the low to mid-80s. Showers or storms may return for Thursday as highs approach the low 80s.
With more summer-like conditions in the near future, be sure to wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of water, and check up on your neighbors. Additionally, heat-related illness are serious, so contact medical professionals if you, or someone you know, is experiencing them. Have a great weekend! Stay safe and stay cool!