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Thunderstorms give a break from humid temperatures

Posted at 8:28 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 20:28:24-04

NEW YORK — It was another hot and humid day as temperatures climbed into the upper 80s.

The temperature failed to reach 90 in Central Park effectively ending this heat wave, but it felt more like the low to mid 90s due to the sticky airmass.

A cold front will cross through the region Thursday night and it could contain damaging winds and torrential downpours. For this reason, a Severe Thunderstorms Watch has been issued through 10 p.m. on Thursday night.

While the severe threat will last through much of the evening, the chance of showers and thunderstorms will continue into the overnight hours. Temperatures will end up in the low to mid 70s.

On Friday, the front will stall just to the south of the region keeping some clouds around. A northeasterly breeze will keep temperatures in the 80s and it will be a little less humid. Unfortunately, the risk of a shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out as the frontal boundary meanders nearby.

High pressure will slide in on Saturday allowing for a mostly sunny start to the weekend. A warm northwesterly breeze will bring temperatures back up into the upper 80s.

The winds will shift more southwesterly allowing for the return of the searing heat for Sunday. It will be a hazy, hot, and humid day as temperatures climb back into the lower 90s.