Be careful out there.
An area of strong to severe thunderstorms is diving to the southeast from central New York towards the Hudson Valley and the New York City metropolitan area. These thunderstorms are moving quickly and will impact the forecast area later this evening. The thunderstorms are expected to be southeast of the Bronx by 8 PM, however rain will linger for a short time. These thunderstorms will be capable of wind gusts over 50 mph, frequent lightning, small hail, and heavy downpours. Flash flooding and wind damage will be a concern along with rapidly reduced visibility. Use caution if you are driving to the game this evening. The potential for a delay at the start of the game has been increased to moderate.
It almost seems like Yankees fans responded to our guest post over at River Ave. Blues by bringing the noise level up the past couple of days/nights. Yankee Stadium has been rocking, and the Yankees have responded by building a 5.5 game lead in the AL East. Tonight is the finale of this epic four-game series and unfortunately the weather isn't as nice as it has been the past couple of days. Steve from NYNJPAWeather.com has the forecast for this evening's 8:05 start, as well as for the rest of the home stand:
Even if you look out this window this afternoon and see rain, don't panic. Everything should be clear of the area for an on time start. If you are heading out to the game, BE LOUD!
A warm front will move through the Bronx this afternoon with showers lingering into the evening. Clearing can be expected after 8 PM. Winds will veer to the southwest around 5 mph. Temperatures will range from the 78 to 76 degrees through the game.
UPDATED Game Delay Potential: Moderate An area of thunderstorms will move through the Bronx this evening and may cause a delay to the start of the game. The thunderstorms will exit the region by 9 PM.
Game Delay Potential: Low Showers at the start of the game may cause a delay, however by the start of the game these showers will be weakening and the game will likely be played through these showers.
Game Postponement: Low No postponement is expected.
Rest of the Homestand:
The threat of showers and thunderstorms will remain through the rest of the home stand for the start of next week. A stationary front will focus a series of disturbances over the region that will lead to periods of showers and thunderstorms. The stationary front will waver over the Bronx, but for the most part is expected to be north of the region. As a result, south to southwesterly winds can be expected for the most part along with temperatures ranging from the lower 90’s at the start of the games, falling into the 80’s through the rest of the evening. The hottest days through the home stand will be on Monday and Tuesday.