Freakishly warm autumn weather’s over for now


Time to tuck away the bathing suit and keep your gloves and scarves handy.

While brutally cold temps are not in the offing this week, the freakishly warm fall temps are over for now, said Tom Kines, senior meteorologist for Accuweather.com.

We may have some more mild days up ahead, with a few “even in December, but nothing near 70,” degrees as we have recently experienced, said Kines.

Temps will range in the 40s on Wednesday and in the lower 50s on Thursday, with rain possibly starting after midnight Wednesday and carrying on into Thanksgiving Day, said Kines. No major weather related hiccups are expected to foil Thanksgiving travel plans this week, though the rain could be accompanied by fog: “If you have a flight, you should keep track of it,” for potential fog-related delays, he advised.

The cold winds we endured on Sunday should calm down by Tuesday, said Kines.

The reason for our incredibly warm autumn was that the jet stream which separates warm air in the south from colder air in the north “was above NYC for most of the fall for an extended stay. And as we’ve noticed, it’s pushed south, which (now) allows the cold air to come in.”

 

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