NEW YORK — A cold front swept across the region on Thursday bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. Flash Flood Warnings were issued parts of Central Jersey and the South Shore of Long Island as torrential downpours quickly gave around an inch of rain within a span of an hour.
The showers have since moved out allowing skies to clear out for Thursday evening. Also, the humidity will gradually drop as the night progresses. Overnight temperatures will end up in the upper 60s, while areas well north and west will go down into the lowe 50s.
Friday will feature a lot of sunshine throughout. It will still be a warm day as temperatures climb into the mid-80s. The key difference will be the lower humidity making it feel very comfortable. A secondary cold front will cross through Friday night setting the plate for a cooler weekend.
High pressure will make its way into the Northeast from Canada bringing more sunshine for Saturday. A northerly breeze will keep temperatures in the mid-70s during the day.
Sunday will feature more clouds especially across areas to the south of the city. This is associated with an upper-level disturbance that is expected to develop in the Mid-Atlantic. For now, any rain associated with that system should stay well south. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s.
Heading into next week, we should stay dry with a mix of sun and clouds. That upper-level system is expected to meander around for a couple of days in the Mid-Atlantic giving us an easterly flow. That will keep daytime highs in the low to mid-70s through the middle part of the week.