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Muggy and warm through Father's Day Weekend

Posted at 7:19 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 19:19:26-04

NEW YORK — The humidity has arrived.

An area of high pressure to the north that has been giving us the gorgeous stretch of weather is now moving offshore.

To the south, an area of low pressure that has been meandering around for several days has started to drift north and bring in the sticky air mass into the region. A few thunderstorms could flare up each afternoon as we go through the weekend and into early next week.

Thursday night will be similar to the previous night. It will be mostly cloudy with some fog developing into the overnight hours. Temperatures will drop into the mid-60s.

Friday will start out with some clouds, but the sun should breakthrough by the middle part of the day. A shower or thunderstorm may develop in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Saturday should feature more sunshine during the day. That will only increase the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon.

Expect highs to be in the lower 80s. It will also be the official start of summer, which begins at 5:43 p.m.

Father's Day may be the better half of the weekend. It will remain humid, but the risk of showers and thunderstorms may be more widely scattered about. Highs will be in the mid-80s.

Heading into next week, there are indications that things may start to heat up. A few more scattered thunderstorms could develop Monday afternoon with highs in the upper 80s.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a chance that temperatures could approach the 90s as a good southwesterly flow develops.