Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Heavy rain and 50 MPH wind gusts expected for New York area ahead of Christmas tree lighting

NEW YORK – Looking for the best view to watch the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony? In times to come, perhaps for many it will be from the comfort of their homes.

That’s because Mother Nature won’t be very cooperative in terms of weather with heavy rain and strong winds leading up to the start of the Christmas season with the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree. Also, the temperature will cool down quickly.

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Rain starts late Wednesday morning and will be heavy at times through the afternoon. The main rainy season for the city will be from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

It will also be the warmest and windiest time of day, with temperatures possibly reaching the 60s, but with wind gusts up to 50 mph.

Strong winds are expected along much of the Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey coastline, but the city will also experience strong winds.

Once the rain stops for the night, probably around 7:00 p.m., right around the lighting of the Christmas tree, the temperature will drop rapidly, so the weather will be very different for spectators as the lighting is getting closer. Waiting will be experienced soon. With dry air and windy conditions, temperatures are likely to drop into the 30s.

After a brief warm-up during the day on Wednesday, December arrives with cooler temperatures on Thursday. The winds will also be strong. Friday is also looking cool, then temperatures rise again on Saturday as our next round of rain moves in. That warm-up will also be brief, and the 40s will return on Sunday.

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