Portions of tha area continue to be in a moderate drought, particularly NYC , CT Northern NJ and Long Island as our rain events have been very few and far between even though some have been heavy , they get followed by weeks of dry weather , much of the area in moderate drought is 6-9 inches below normal for year
A storm system developing over the southeast US will bring a dose of much needed rainfall to the area
The storm spinning near the Gulf coast is the remains of Hurricane Patricia, the system approaching the Midwest will pick up this system and its moisture, bringing a rapidly developing low pressure north and west ward towards the Great Lakes
This moisture will continue to slowly stream northward but overnight and early Tuesday will remain clear and chilly as lows tonight fall into the upper 20s to mid 30s for most, clouds will increase rapidly tomorrow afternoon as the storm develops and comes northward
By Tuesday night skies will be overcast with increasing southeast wind, and by Wednesday morning rain will spread from southwest to northeast, becoming heavy with very gusty SE winds Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. Periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms will be accompanied by SE winds 20-30 MPH with gusts 35-40 mph, peaking out late Wenesday afternoon and evening.
Expected rain totals are mostly in the 1-3 inch range with locally higher amounts, heaviest rain is expected over Eastern and NE PA , the NYC metro also including much of New Jersey
The system will clear Thursday but not before a strong push of mild air Wednesday night and Thursday as highs Thursday soar towards to upper 60s to mid 70s, much colder air will come Friday through Sunday with highs in the 50s and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s