New York finally broke a dismal 11-day streak of overcast skies on Saturday, and the National Weather Service expects the clear, sunny weather to continue into next week.
Overcast skies — albeit with little rain — have persisted over the city since Monday, Jan. 22, according to NWS meteorologist John Murray, who is based in New York.
On several occasions last week, clouds completely blocked out the sun over Central Park as well as JFK and LaGuardia airports, according to NWS daily climate reports.
Murray said the gloomy weather ended Saturday after clouds gave way to clear, sunny skies — a phenomenon expected to continue until at least Wednesday.
“This is a big difference compared to what we saw last week,” Murray told Gothamist.
He also added that the above-normal temperatures that have been common in New York City recently will also continue into next week.
Highs generally ranged from the low to mid 40s at the end of January through the beginning of February, and the next few days will see several highs in the low 40s, Murray said.
New York has seen overcast conditions since January 23 compared to the famously gray Seattle. According to Fox Weatherwith an average of 97.8% daylight cloud cover compared to 93.3% in Seattle.
Meanwhile, the city of Buffalo in the western part of the state saw cloudy or partly cloudy skies every day in January, according to Fox Weather.