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    Another Great Day.
    Humidity begins to build tonight, after mostly sunny skies and warm weather finishes out another picture perfect Tuesday. Highs creep back into the mid-80s tomorrow with a muggier feel, but sunshine still prevails. Thursday will start with rain, for the first time in days, but ends very warm and muggy.  Friday is the hottest day this week. The hazy, hot and humid weather lasts for just one day. Saturday likely has some showers that linger into very early Sunday morning. Most of Sunday should be clear, with mild, dry weather. Mostly of next week stays seasonably warm.
    Monday was another hot and humid day for the boroughs as the mercury climbed to 93 at Central Park, 97 at La Guardia and 91 At JFK. Only La Guardia has seen temperatures in the 90s since Friday of last week. Showers and thunderstorms have brought down the temperatures, however, the humidity will slowly decline overnight. A cooler and drier air mass will give us pleasant weather for Tuesday and Wednesday as dew point temperatures fall from the 70s to the 50s. Low pressure over the upper Midwest will bring another round of hot and humid weather beginning Thursday and through the weekend.

    The “Dog-Days” of Summer are here!

    Hot and humid through Wednesday

    Friday was day two of the impending heat wave with highs of 94, 97 and 90 at Central Park, La Guardia and JFK. Heat index values: 99, 102 and 94. These conditions are expected to continue through Wednesday with only a chance of showers and possible thunderstorms on Monday. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY until 7pm Saturday. We’re also under an AIR QUALITY ALERT until 11pm, tonight as concentrated ground-level ozone are elevated and may cause discomfort for anyone with per-existing respiratory issues.

    During times of oppressive heat and humidity remember to:
    *Slow down and take frequent breaks if working outside
    *Minimize time spent in direct sunlight
    *Start hydrating now!
    *Check on anyone that may not deal well with oppressive heat and humidity
    *Know where your local cooling centers are
    *Never leave children or pets alone in a closed car without air conditioning
    *Make sure that pets have access to shade and cool water

    Last Sunny Day. 
    Enjoy as much pool and beach time as you can today, because beginning tomorrow afternoon, a cloudy and rainy pattern begins. This wet trend could last through Sunday. Today’s less humid feel will make the 92° forecast feel tolerable, hence no heat advisory. Humidity races back in tonight; however, creating a muggy feel for tomorrow. By midday tomorrow, overcast skies return with spotty showers and possible storms. The downpours on Friday could make a serious dent in our drought: some early rainfall estimates are between 2-3 inches. We’re still in a growing drought, with voluntary water restrictions in regions surrounding the boroughs. The rest of the weekend looks rather damp, as clouds will hang low when it’s not raining. It will feel very muggy as highs climb only into the low 80s. Sunshine and dry weather return Monday. Above average weather begins again by Wednesday.
    The Climate Prediction Center (A division of NOAA) has released their 3-month outlook that, for the first time ever, has every square inch of the US with above average temperatures until Oct 30th.
    Drought Buster?
    The steamy start to the day kept temperatures in the low 80s overnight. At dawn, it was the same humidity and temperature here in the borough as in West Palm Beach, Florida.  This everglades-like humidity lasts most of the weekend, with tropical-like downpours starting tonight.  After today’s morning sunshine, clouds return by 2pm, shrouding the boroughs in a muggy feel and overcast sky. While there could be an afternoon shower today, the best chance for the downpours happens after midnight tonight.  Some of the new information suggests the heaviest of the rain falls locally, up to 4 inches by tomorrow night. This could prompt the Flash Flood Watch to be expanded in area, northward, to include us. There is additional rainfall, still, for Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday. I wouldn’t call this weekend a total washout, because there will be breaks of sun, specifically: Friday evening and Saturday morning; however, other than those periods of partial clearing, the weather will generally be soggy with muggy and warm air all weekend. Worst impact from flooding would happen for tomorrow morning’s rush.
    We’re 5.5 inches in a rainfall deficit, with most of that leftover from the dry Spring. As a result, we remain in a moderate drought area-wide. City reservoirs are within 1% of average for this time of year. (The areas most impacted by the drought are those who use well water)
    Still Very Warm and humid!

    It was another very warm and humid day with highs of 87, 91 & 87 for Central Park, La Guardia and JFK. Dew points, again reached the mid-70s generating Heat Index Values in the mid-90s. A line of showers and thunderstorms are crossing the Pennsylvania, New Jersey border with heavy rain, gusty winds and vivid lightning. As a result, we’re keeping a chance of showers and possible thunderstorms in the forecast for the late evening hours of Tuesday. A cold front will cross the region over the next 48-hours. This front will lower humidity values to the region from late Wednesday through late Friday.

    Hot and Humid Again (but sunny!). 
    Sunshine morning and midday will look great, but aid in making this afternoon feel much hotter thanks to extra humidity. There’s an outside chance of a quick shower today, but plan on mostly sunny skies.  Muggy weather lasts through tomorrow, with Saturday’s weather resembling today: clear, hot and humid. Sunday will have more cloud cover to start, and partly sunny skies at best by Sunday afternoon. A nasty line of storms approaches Sunday evening with downpours, gusty winds Sunday night. Monday morning will feel much better with a drier breeze throughout the day and sunny skies with very low humidity, bringing back a little chill later that night.  Tuesday morning’s wake up temperature will be around 60° as dry air moves in.  Most of next week will feel like September: cool mornings and sunny, dry, warm afternoons. Next weekend turns warmer with some humidity, but still within the realm of comfort.
    High pressure will continue to increase the heat and the humidity through Friday. A cold front is currently bringing showers, thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes to portions of Indiana and Ohio. Unfortunately, we only have a 20% chance of showers in our forecast for Thursday and Friday nights. Once the front clears its back to pleasantly warm temperatures, lower humidity and a mostly sunny sky for the start of the weekend.

    The Tropics

    Invest 99-L
    2PM EDT Advisory
    This strong tropical wave is north of the northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. Maximum sustain winds are up to 45 mph with a WNW movement at 22 mph.
    There is a the threat for heavy rain, gusty winds, and possible mud slides for Puerto Rico, the island of Hispaniola, The Turks and Caicos Islands as well as the Bahamas. Currently there is a 60% chance of tropical storm development within the next 48 hours. If this tropical system could bring wind and rain the Florida by early next week.

    Tropical Storm Gaston
    5PM AST Advisory
    1100 miles west of Cabo Verde Islands
    Max Winds: 70 mph
    Movement: NW at 16 mph
    Gaston has had little change in strength and is expected to encounter strong wind shear in the next one to two days.

    Fantastic Tuesday.
    Today’s warm weather continues, minus yesterday’s humidity.  The pleasantly dry feel with full sunshine allows for beach-goers to flock to the shorelines; however, surf continues to be very rough due to Hurricane Gaston. Rip current advisories have been posted for the beaches of NJ. The angry seas continue through this week, into the holiday weekend (getting worse) due to the next tropical storm (likely Hermine) forming just off our shores by late tonight. Clouds increase tomorrow, along with the humidity (not Hermine) and bring some showers back for Thursday, the only wet day this week. Sunshine and dry weather returns for Friday and the weekend with chilly overnights, and warm afternoons.
    Increasing clouds with a 50% chance of showers tonight and a 40% chance of showers Thursday as a cold front crosses the region. There is also the chance of isolated thunderstorms. As the front clears, high pressure over southern Canada will usher in a cooler and drier air mass that will provide us with pleasant weather as we approach the Labor Day holiday weekend. Due to Tropical Depression Nine and Tropical Storm Hermine risk of rip currents and dangerous ocean swells remain high through the Monday.

    Breezy with Clouds.
    Winds increase today with extra clouds as Hermine’s remnants spin offshore. Anticipate 5-10 minutes showers at random times this afternoon and tonight.  The storm will continue its westward track, coming closest to our shores by tonight.  Gusty winds to 35mph continue into tomorrow with cloudy skies and a few quick passing showers. Humidity will be noticeably higher tomorrow. The weather begins to heat up tomorrow and Thursday as highs reach 90 with mostly sunny skies and high humidity Thursday.  Friday is even warmer. The weekend will likely start cloudy with passing showers on Sunday.
    Heat and Humidity.
    As Hermine is STILL influencing our weather today, anticipate a few showers with mostly cloudy skies. Humidity builds into the afternoon with an even warmer feel than yesterday. Tonight stays muggy with clouds.  More sunshine returns tomorrow as highs approach 90°. A very warm finish to the week brings the heat index near 95° on Friday with the highest humidity of the week. Warm sunshine morning and midday on Friday will be shrouded by afternoon clouds and t-storms. Saturday is warm with partly sunny skies. Sunday has early morning showers, with afternoon sunshine and a drier, cooler feel.  The typical warm and dry “back-to-school” feel returns on Monday, lasting through the middle of next week.
    It was a beautiful start to the new work and school week as high pressure to our west provides a mostly sunny sky, pleasantly warm temperatures, dew points in the 40s and 50s, and variable winds averaging 5 to 10 mph. Heat and humidity return by mid-week as the high moves off-shore and generating south to southwest winds. A cold front will slowly approach from the Midwest increasing the chances of showers by late Wednesday. Once the front clears, another ridge of high pressure will return us to pleasant weather to as we begin the weekend.

    Feels like Fall.
    With just 7 days to go until Autumn arrives, the cool weather arrived last night. Yesterday’s record heat beat the old number by 3 degrees, hitting 92 at LGA. Highs today will feel 20 degrees cooler thanks to dry air settling in. This pleasant pattern lasts until Saturday evening, when clouds arrive.  Sunday will be wet with steady rain and some embedded downpours. The wet weather lingers until Monday morning. The remainder of next week should be dry and pleasant, with highs climbing back into the low 80s (above average) and some noticeable humidity by week’s end.
    Great weather through Saturday!

    High pressure over southeast Canada will move east through Saturday providing us with a mostly clear sky, easterly winds and highs in the mid-70s to the low 80s. Our next round of wet weather comes from the upper mid-west and Great Lakes region as low pressure pulls a cold front eastward. By Sunday we’ll have a cloudy sky, showers and thunderstorms that may produce periods of heavy rain. This will be beneficial rain as rainfall deficits are at 6.9 inches for the year.

    Summer hanging on through the first few days of the Autumn.

    Autumn has arrived and our temperatures are still well above average. High pressure over Pennsylvania will move off the coast over the next 24 to 36 hours allowing a backdoor cold front to bring seasonal temperatures, but little if any rain to the city as we begin the first weekend of the Autumn season. Canadian high pressure builds in behind the front providing pleasant fall weather through the middle of the next work and school week.

    Unsettled Weather Continues

    Our weather remains unstable as a low pressure over the great lake region sits and spins for the remainder the work and school week. The associated cold front is forecasted to stalls off the northeast coast. As a result, we’ll continue to have a mostly cloudy sky, periods of drizzle, patchy areas of fog and scattered showers potentially through Saturday. Any rain received will help as moderate to severe drought conditions continue for much of the tristate area. Temperatures are forecasted to remain close to seasonal averages with highs in the 60s and 70s while lows fall to the 50s and 60s through the upcoming weekend.

    Cloudy, rainy and raw through the weekend

    Our persistent pattern of cool and unsettled weather continues as high pressure over southeast Canada ushers in a gusty northeast wind. We also have a persistent area of low pressure over the Ohio Valley and drifting south that is keeping us under a cloudy sky with periods of rain that will be with us until early next week. Further, the 14th named tropical system in the Caribbean. Matthew was upgraded to a hurricane Thursday afternoon and moving west between Curacao and Puerto Rico. Matthew is forecasted to increase in intensity and turn north on Saturday, moving between Jamaica and Haiti by Monday, then crossing eastern Cuba Monday night into Tuesday before heading to the Bahamas Tuesday afternoon. Current forecast models have Matthew moving up the U.S. east coast by late next week. How close to the coast remains to be seen.

    We are in the clear!

    Thanks to a broad area of high pressure we’ll have pleasant fall for the remainder of the work and school week. By Friday, the high begins to move off the coast as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will bring clouds and a chance of showers to the borough Saturday and Saturday night. High pressure from the west will bring us another round of pleasant weather for next week.

    Hurricane Matthew remains an issue for the Bahamas, the coastal areas of Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina through Sunday. This powerful hurricane is currently forecasted to turn east and away from the Carolina coast by Sunday. As a result, Matthew poses no threat to the northeast.

    Clear and dry weather retuned this morning, allowing for frosty spots in the northern suburbs. Air temperatures cooled off into the low 40s in the boroughs with a light breeze. Highs today rebound into the mid 60s with clear sky throughout the day. Clouds return tonight thanks to a wind shift, with light breezes off the water. That will prevent tomorrow morning’s low from dropping below 53 degrees. Wednesday and Thursday will be warmer, in the low 70s as a warm front keeps some extra clouds around starting tomorrow.  Even cooler weather pushes the clouds out for Friday, bringing back the chill. Windy weather on Friday will keep it feeling like Fall. Afternoon highs only reach the low 60s this weekend with even cooler mornings. No threats of rain until next week.
    Only a Slight Chance of Showers Late Thursday

    Once again, high pressure moves off the northeast coast, as a weak cold closes in from the west. This front will bring an increase in cloud cover Thursday with a slight chance of late afternoon showers with temperatures around 70. High pressures builds in behind the cold front Friday through Sunday. That said, another pleasant fall weekend is in the forecast with highs in the 60s while overnight lows fall to the 40s and 50s. Another cold front approaches Sunday night, bringing us another chance of showers for early next week.

    Pleasant Weather Through the Weekend

    A clearing sky, active north winds and cooler temperatures are in the forecast as a cold front moves off-shore this evening. High pressure from the west will give us a fair sky and seasonal temperatures this weekend. Another in a series of cold fronts will approach from the west giving us another chance of scattered showers early next week along with high in the 70s with lows in the 50s and 60s.

    Records at Night, too!
    A few records fell yesterday, with even more record highs to be broken today.  In fact, we’ve already set a few for Wednesday: the record high minimum is the highest low temperature ever recorded on a particular date. Meaning, until today, the warmest it has been at night was 66 degrees. This morning’s low dipped only to 73°, a new record high minimum. You can thank the ridiculously high humidity for that. Extra clouds will be around today, with plenty sun, however, into the afternoon. Tomorrow begins briefly clear, with another one of those beautiful pink sunrises, as clouds arrive from the west. Most of tomorrow is generally overcast as light showers begin around the midday. The better chance of rain will be Friday as tropical moisture from what could be Otto, moves up the coast. Due to the nature of the uncertainties regarding undeveloped tropical systems, forecast rain amounts vary widely for Friday and Friday night.
    Then the cold. Unspeakably chilly air arrives for Sunday morning, with wind.  Air temperatures could drop into the upper 30s, as wind chills take the feels like temp down into the 20s in gusts. Snow will fall upstate. Most will be bundled from head to toe through Wednesday of next week. The weather remains seasonably cool into the end of the month.
    Wednesday was a day that saw temperatures 20 to 22 degrees above average for this time of year. All three area air ports recorded record breaking temperatures with 85 at Central Park, 86 at LaGuardia and 86 at JFK. A weak from will bring clouds and cool temperatures to the region through Saturday. A warm front will move in from our southwest bringing scattered showers to the boroughs by Thursday afternoon through Friday.

    We’re closing out the work and school week on a rainy note. Since this morning, we received 1 to 2.5 inches of rain as temperatures were again above average. The current pattern continues with clouds, areas of fog and rain through the first half of the weekend as a cold front crosses the region. Low pressure will strengthen as it crosses New England and generate gusty westerly winds Saturday and Sunday.

    Reality Check.
    Today’s weather will be seasonably cool as sunshine returns; however, low clouds remain in the forecast.  Afternoon wind gusts top 30mph, allowing for dry air to rush in for the overnight.  Wind chills by tomorrow morning will be in the low 30s, and winds stay gusty throughout the afternoon. Tomorrow and Wednesday will be chilly, but dry. Highs stay about 10° below average as one cold shot after the next will arrive over the next 7 days.  It may be cold enough for Thursday’s rain to begin as a few wet snowflakes, especially just north of the borough. Thursday afternoon turns wet, with rain clearing out for Friday.  Saturday has another shower chance followed by a windy and chilly Sunday. 
    Halloween looks dry and clear for Trick-or-treaters with seasonably chilly air. Temperatures should begin to moderate to average next week.
    A Nice Start to the New Week

    We’re beginning the new work and school week with low pressure moving off the northeast coast. Temperatures reached the low to mid-60s under a mix of sun and clouds. Northwest winds were fairly active with gust as high as 26 mph at Central Park. Fair skies and cool temperatures are in the forecast through mid-week as high pressure currently over the upper mid-west moves east-southeast and off the mid-Atlantic coast late Wednesday into Thursday. Wet weather returns to the city by Thursday as Low pressure moves in from the mid-west.

    Colder and Colder.
    This morning’s wind chill was in the 30s, even though the thermometers read in the low 40s. This afternoon will be windy with more sunshine than yesterday, highs briefly in the low 50s. Tonight turns calm and cold. Hard freezes occur to the north and west, while the city remains in the mid-30s for tomorrow morning.  That’s not a wind chill! Actual air temperatures will be just above freezing tomorrow. It’s see-your-breath weather. Tomorrow will be sunny and crystal clear, but highs struggle to leave the 40s even during the afternoon. Light rain returns early Thursday, briefly mixing with snow north and west. It all changes to rain after sunrise at 7:20am Thursday. Zero accumulation here, maybe a coating in the high-elevations areas north and west. A good soaking rain of roughly two inches will help fill the reservoirs. Currently, the NYC reservoirs are 12.1% below average, only at 63% capacity. Less than half the average rainfall has fallen over the watershed in the last 3 months. It has been drier long before that, too. Even with all of Friday’s rain, city borough’s rain bucket is more than 9 inches in a deficit for the year.
    Friday is clear, with some light rain returning Saturday night. Those showers could linger into early Sunday morning. Milder weather arrives for the rest of next week: highs will easily reach the mid-60s through next Friday.
    Temperatures were cooler than average by 3 to 5 degrees for Tuesday. It felt cooler than the low to mid 50s thanks to west to northwest winds gusting from 25 to 35 mph. A clearing sky, cold temperatures and diminishing winds are in the forecast for tonight as high pressure to our south and north moves east over the next 24 hours. Rain is in the forecast for Thursday as low pressure moves in from the west. Some location north of the city will see temperatures cold enough to support snow. At this point, it looks like we have a 50 / 50 weekend ahead of us as clouds and showers are in the forecast for the first half of the weekend.

    Cold and Snow.
    Just one week ago, we shattered record highs.  Tomorrow, it will briefly snow. Welcome to October. The cold ingredient is already in place this morning. It stays sunny and calm all day, with limited cloud cover though this afternoon. The sunshine helps to keep the pavement warm so nothing sticks tomorrow morning, when the rain and snow begins.  Today’s highs however, are about 10° below average. Tomorrow begins with a light rain and snow mix around 6am. Some new information has plenty of cold air available, and plenty of moisture ready for the rain/snow mix to last until 9am, before transitioning to plain rain after the morning commute. Zero accumulation. Tomorrow afternoon’s rain becomes moderate to heavy later tomorrow night, clearing out by Friday morning. 
    Friday’s weather will start cloudy and quickly turn sunny and dry as highs rebound to the upper 50s. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature mostly cloudy skies and a seasonably chilly feel in the low 60s. Halloween’s weather will be mostly sunny and dry as temps remain in the 50s all day. The remainder of next week should be dry and seasonably cool in the mid 60s with the next chance wet weather arriving next Friday.
    Wednesday was the second straight day of below average temperatures with Central Park recording a high of 51 after an overnight low of 49. 52 and 41 for LaGuardia with JFK recording 53 for the high and 40 for the overnight low. Overall 7 to 9 digress below average. High pressure over eastern Virginia and southeast Canada will move east through the overnight making way for clouds and rain moving in from the Great Lake and the Ohio Valley. Get ready for periods of rain that may begin as a brief wintry mix. The wettest period will be Thursday evening with pockets of light to moderate rain. . Rainfall amounts from a quarter inch to an inch with the higher amounts over the Bronx. Fair, cool and breezy weather returns by Friday as high pressure builds in behind the cold front giving us pleasant fall weather through the weekend.

    Chilly Rain.
    Snow and rain moved in right on schedule this morning west of the boroughs.  Spotty light rain took over just after dawn through the rest of the area. Rain remains light and intermittent until 3pm this afternoon when a steady and chilly rain develops and becomes more moderate. All wet weather wraps up by midnight, with a gusty, dry wind clearing out the clouds before daybreak tomorrow.  Rainfall total will be about 1 inch. No change in the drought for the boroughs as of this morning’s weekly update. Tomorrow is windy and chilly with mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the low 50s. Saturday will be cloudy and seasonably cool around 60. Sunday is much milder at 67, but late afternoon showers arrive for a wet night.  That wet weather clears by Monday morning, allowing for a dry and cool Halloween with plenty of sun. The rest of next week is dry and milder than average with highs in the upper 60s.
    Low pressure moves across the region bringing periods of rain through this evening and ending after midnight. A partial clearing sky and gusty winds are in the forecast overnight followed by a mix of sun and clouds, breezy with highs in the mid-50s to end the work and school week. Overall we can expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low to mid-60s and overnight lows in the 40s and 50s with only a slight chance of showers through the weekend.

    Ready For The Weekend?

    Thursday brought .42 to 1.41” of much needed rainfall and now we’re dealing with a gradually clearing sky and winds gusting from 35 to 43 mph. A fair sky, diminishing winds and lows near 40 are in the forecast for tonight as high pressure builds across the region through Saturday. By Saturday, a mostly dry cold front will cross the region and stalls just south of the city late Sunday. There is a slight chance of an isolated showers or two Sunday and Sunday night. High pressure return to the region just in time for the start of new work and school as well as Halloween with highs in the mid-50s and lows in the mid-40s under a fair sky.

    A Pleasant Start to the New Week

    Thanks to high pressure over the eastern Great Lakes, the new work and school week is off to a pleasant start. A mostly clear sky and cold temperatures are in the forecast for tonight as the mercury falls to the low 40s on light north-northeast winds. Temperatures will once again climb to the upper 60s to the low 70s by mid-week as a southerly flow takes over as high pressure moves northeast. The next chance of much needed rain comes on Thursday as a cold front approaches from the west.

    November Warmth. 
    Today begins a big climb that takes highs 15 degrees above average by Thursday. This afternoon will be noticeably warmer, around 60.  Tomorrow adds 10 degrees to that high. Dry weather persists until Thursday, when a round of afternoon storms moves in, after a very warm afternoon in the mid-70s, similar in timing and intensity to Sunday’s storms. Chilly winds make Friday very blustery, as temperatures drop quickly into the weekend.  Chilly weather returns for the weekend, with highs moderating to average by next week. The long-term dry and warm persist: the outlook for the rest of this month has a better than average chance of warmer weather, with slightly drier than average conditions.
    The city’s last frost was April 5th, 2016. That was 207 days ago. Our first frost is still TBD with milder weather ahead. That may follow the trend on the chart at my twitter: @TweetsTheWx.
    Southerly winds and an approaching cold front will bring warmer temperatures to the region through Thursday. Thanks to a cold front, we’ll have another opportunity for showers and a possible thunderstorm late Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening. A fair sky and cooler temperatures return to the region as we close out this work and school week and begin the first weekend of November. We also gain another hour of sleep this weekend as “Day-Light Saving Time” end for this year. That said, be sure to turn all clocks back 1-hour Saturday night before going to bed. This is also a good time to chance the batteries in your smoke and carbon-dioxide detectors. It cloud safe your life!

    Today and tomorrow’s highs won’t reach records, but will be around 15 degrees above average.  In fact, this morning’s wakeup weather is today’s normal afternoon temperature.  Tomorrow begins mild and dry with sunshine; however, extra clouds move in late morning. Showers arrive by tomorrow afternoon and briefly drop up to a half inch of rain.  To end our drought, we would need 12 to 15 inches of rain in one month, according to NOAA’s Drought Termination and Amelioration product. Gusty winds with sun and clouds follow into Friday morning, making wind chills feel like the upper 20s at times on Friday. Those winds up to 40mph relax by Friday night. 
    Saturday will be clear and cool with a chillier than average feel. Daylight Saving time ends Saturday night. Sunday starts with a few clouds, as a gradual clearing takes over.  Winds will likely return later Sunday afternoon, from the North, gusting up to 20mph. Any shower chances are too light to mention. Monday and Tuesday are clear and calm with an seasonable chill.

    Cooler Weather by Friday.

    Thanks to southerly winds and a fair sky temperatures on Wednesday were 9 to 11 degrees above average. We have one more day of above average temperatures for Thursday as a cold front brings a chance of showers and a second front brings a more seasonal feel to our weather. Highs will only reach the 50s through the weekend and into next week.

    Please remember to enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend as “Daylight Saving Time” ends for 2016. It’s also time to change the batteries in all smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. It only take a few seconds and it could save your life.

    Mildest Yet!
    Despite yesterday being the “prettier” day, today’s weather will be warmer by midday.  Too bad it doesn’t last. Clouds return late this morning, bringing a light rain into the afternoon. As the rain begins, temps will peak at 74°.  Gusty winds later today bring back a bitter chill for tomorrow. Wind chills for tomorrow will be a hefty dose of reality: the weather tomorrow feels like the 30s most of the day (briefly 20s in higher gusts). Saturday and Sunday are tranquil, with pleasant and seasonable weather lasting into Election Day.
    Fair skies and seasonal temperatures return.

    Other than clouds and the threat of showers that never really materialized, Thursday turned out to be a fairly pleasant day. Temperatures were 14 to 16 degrees above average with highs and low of 72/60, 75/61 and 72/54 for Central Park, LaGuardia and JFK. Winds have shifted from southwest to northwest as a cold front has begun to cross the region. Canadian high pressure will bring a cooler and drier air mass to the region through early next week.

    No chance in our cool and dry weather

    Abundant afternoon sunshine made for a pleasant end to the work and school week with highs from the low to mid-60s and overnight lows from the low to mid-50s. Overall, we were 5 to 7 degrees above average for early March.

    Our dry weather pattern continues for the next 5 to 7 days. Keep in mind that we are in need of rain as we have a rainfall deficit of 8.59” for 2016. As a result, SEVERE DROUGHT conditions continues for much of the tri-state area. High pressure is approaching the Ohio Valley and forecasted to slowly move eastward through the weekend and the beginning of the next work and school week. Daytime highs will be in the 50s and 60s with lows in the 40s and 50s. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep this weekend as we end daylight saving time for 2016.

    A clear sky, chilly to cold temperatures along with light and variable winds will take us through the overnight. Election Day weather will be pleasant for the boroughs as a cold front brings an increase in clouds followed by scattered showers by the Wednesday morning commute. Our sky should clear by late Wednesday night as high pressure brings us fair skies, gusty winds and cooler temperatures through Friday.

    Election Day weather will be mostly sunny and milder than average.  After the chilly morning, highs will reach the mid 60s by noon, staying in the 60s until 4pm. Sunset is 4:45pm. Tonight becomes cloudy with rain holding off until after dawn tomorrow. Wednesday’s weather is raw and rainy with light showers lasting all day. That rain is a good thing: NYC reservoirs dropped to 15.2% below average—they currently sit at 60% of capacity. (One of the smallest reservoirs in the network is only at 13.5% capacity)  Thursday and Friday will be cooler with windy conditions cooling us down on Friday night. Saturday will be breezy and cold: with highs more typical of December, only in the 40s. Sunday and Monday are much milder, kicking off a milder than average trend that lasts most of next week.
    Long term: the 2nd half of November should be cooler than average. That’s our best chance of having a first frost.
    High pressure dominates the east coast of the US as a cold front that stretches from south central Canada to Texas will press east over the next 24-hours. This front will bring a chance of showers for the borough as early as the Wednesday morning commute. The front should clear during Wednesday night followed by another round of high pressure that will give us fair skies along with a breezy and cooler air mass that could give us highs in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the 30s by Saturday.

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