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Rainy, cooler Friday before a warmer weekend

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 21:13:39-04

NEW YORK — After a hot and humid week, Friday started out soggy with rain.

Eventually, the clouds began to break with some spots of sun during the afternoon.

Saturday features mostly sunny skies, but the chance of showers return on Sunday. All eyes are then on Hurricane Isaias. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting the storm to come up along the coast and possibly brush by the region on Tuesday.

Skies will continue to clear out Friday night as the frontal boundary that brought the rain presses further south and east. Temperatures will drop to around 70 degrees.

Saturday will be the pick of the weekend. High pressure will pass to the north, bringing a pleasant northeasterly wind for much of the day. The sun will do its business, warming temperatures up into the mid 80s.

A storm system will approach on Sunday, bringing back the chance of scattered showers and maybe some thunderstorms. It will also turn more humid as winds will be coming from the south. Expect highs to be in the upper 80s.

Heading into the early part of next week, we start to see what Hurricane Isaias will do around our region. New York City is within the cone of uncertainty, indicating the storm could pass through the region on Tuesday. It's still a bit too early to tell what the storm will mean for our region.

For now, it is safe to say the there will be rough surf and dangerous rip currents in the coming days. All of this will lead to some beach erosion.

Through the weekend we will get a better idea on how much rain, wind, and any storm surge that Isaias will give our region.