One more day of heat Tuesday ahead of comfortable stretch

Extended weather forecast Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Posted at 6:39 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 06:39:54-04

NEW YORK — After a steamy weekend, the humidity has backed off for the next couple of days. With no extreme heat expected, it will be a relatively comfortable stretch. An area of high pressure from Canada will stick around for much of the week. Toward the end of the week, a cold front will bring back the chance of showers.

Temperatures Tuesday will climb to 86 in the city and into the mid-80s for the suburbs. The humidity remain on the lower end, making it feel not too bad. While there is a threat for a stray afternoon shower, the vast majority of the day will be dry.

By Wednesday, a pleasant breeze from the north will keep temperatures in the lower 80s. Many spots inland may end up only in the upper 70s during the afternoon.

The humidity could start creeping back up by Thursday as the winds shift more southerly. Expect highs to be in the upper 80s. The risk of an afternoon thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.

A cold front will approach the region on Friday and bring back the humidity. Temperatures return into the mid to upper 80s, but then scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop during the day and into the evening.

Despite the passage of the cold front, it looks to be a hot weekend. Temperatures will soar into the lower 90s. The humidity will also be on the high side, but it won't be too oppressive.