NEW YORK — An area of high pressure has settled across the region continuing this pleasant stretch.
A cold front moves in on Friday bringing back the risk of showers and thunderstorms. Behind the front, the doors will open to what could a long period of hot temperatures with highs approaching 90 degrees and higher.
Much of the region will stay dry Tuesday night. A few showers have flared up to the north and east as a weak frontal boundary passes.
Most of it should diminish early in the evening with the loss of daytime heating. Expect temperatures to drop down to around 70 in the city.
Wednesday will be a pleasant day with a good deal of sunshine throughout. Temperatures will climb into the lower 80s with the winds coming in from the north.
Eventually the high will move offshore and start to bring in an easterly wind. That could bring a few more clouds and temperatures could struggle to hit 80 degrees as the breeze comes in off the ocean.
Winds will start to shift more southerly and that will bring back the humidity on Friday. Temperatures will climb back into the mid 80s before a cold front brings the risk of showers and thunderstorms during the latter part of the day.
Despite the passage of the front, temperatures will heat up into the weekend. Temperatures could approach 90 degrees or more. In addition to the heat, the humidity will be quite high making it feel downright uncomfortable.
Heading next week, it doesn't look like there will be a break in the heat at all. Temperatures will continue to approach the 90-degree each afternoon and possibly climb into the mid-90s from time to time.
Of course, with all this heat and humidity, the risk of an afternoon thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.