Forecast Details for New York, NY

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Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 52. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Friday: Rain, mainly after 10am. High near 59. East wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 52. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west after midnight.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 67. Light west wind becoming south 8 to 13 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

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Weather Topic: What are Shelf Clouds?

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A shelf cloud is similar to a wall cloud, but forms at the front of a storm cloud, instead of at the rear, where wall clouds form.

A shelf cloud is caused by a series of events set into motion by the advancing storm; first, cool air settles along the ground where precipitation has just fallen. As the cool air is brought in, the warmer air is displaced, and rises above it, because it is less dense. When the warmer air reaches the bottom of the storm cloud, it begins to cool again, and the resulting condensation is a visible shelf cloud.

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Weather Topic: What is Condensation?

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Condensation is the process which creates clouds, and therefore it is a crucial process in the water cycle. Condensation is the change of matter from a state of gas into a state of liquid, and it happens because water molecules release heat into the atmosphere and become organized into a more closely packed structure, what we might see as water droplets.

Water is always present in the air around us as a vapor, but it's too small for us to see. When water undergoes the process of condensation it becomes organized into visible water droplets. You've probably seen condensation happen before on the surface of a cold drink!

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