Much of Monday was gorgeous and warm with temperatures in the upper 80s. Then a severe thunderstorm crossed through the city late in the afternoon bringing heavy downpours, strong winds, and even some large hail. Penny-sized hail was reported in East Harlem. There numerous reports of pea-sized hail across the city as well. For the next few days, an area of low pressure meandering off the coast of New England will continue to allow some thunderstorms to flare up each afternoon.
Most of the storms that developed Monday afternoon should fizzle out as the evening progresses. The rest of Monday night will be partly cloudy with temperatures dropping to around 70 degrees in the city.
Tuesday will feature partly cloudy skies through the midday hours. Some thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon and last through the early evening hours. Expect highs to be in the lower 80s.
Wednesday will have the best chance of showers and thunderstorms as a weak wave of low pressure pivots behind the main storm system. While the showers and storms develop mainly in the afternoon, it could really occur at any point in the day. Temperatures will be around 80 degrees.
For the latter part of the week, the meandering storm system will start to shift out to sea decreasing the risk of afternoon showers and storms. At the same time though, the increasing amount of sunshine will allow temperatures to climb back up into the upper 80s.
Late on Friday, a cold front will drop in from the north. That will cool temperatures down for the July 4th holiday. Expect highs to be around 80 on Saturday, then the mid-80s for Sunday. As we see it now, it looks to be a dry holiday weekend.