Aug 5: Storms Expected Tomorrow

Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr August 5, 2014 19:53

Aug 5: Storms Expected Tomorrow

Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the remainder of this evening. Tomorrow holds a greater chance for storms due to a cold front moving through. Expected time of impact is between late afternoon and early evening. Storms riding the front should approach NWNJ as early as 2PM and clear SENJ as late as 10PM. I’ll be able to narrow that down tomorrow morning. As always, NWNJ has a greater chance than SENJ (fizzling effect). Here’s some supporting guidance from the high-res NAM (simulated precipitation intensity during late afternoon):

Weather NJ Thunderstorms

As far as storm intensity there are a few things to consider. Instability will be strong at the surface but weaker aloft. Bulk wind shear (surface-500mb) will be about 30-40kts. We have what’s known as a trigger (the cold front) which will basically set the storms off as it moves through. With that being said, only isolated cases of severe thunderstorms are possible. Storms of just “strong” criteria are much more likely.

In English: Expect rain and thunderstorms to move through sometime tomorrow afternoon-evening. Nothing crazy. Just gusty rain and lightning. The weather that will follow tomorrow night into Thursday will feel like a late-September time dilation.

Asbury Park Carousel House image by Chris Spiegel of Blur Revision Media Design. Model image reproduced with permission by WeatherBell Analytics. Be safe! JC

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Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr August 5, 2014 19:53

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