Today was the warmest day so far this year, with high temperatures peaking in the lower to mid 90s across most of the area. A few places even reached the upper 90s! Along with humidity, this made temperatures feel more like the upper 90s to 100 degrees. Fortunately, tomorrow should not be as warm, and in fact, Friday should already be much colder.
High temperatures tomorrow are going to be colder due to the back door cold front approaching, the cloud cover and potential storms. High temperatures should be in the mid to upper 80s inland, in the lower to mid 80s for the immediate NYC area, in the mid to upper 70s for Long Island, and in the lower 70s for the immediate coast. Our area is in between the two extremes, as New England should be much colder, in the upper 60s and 70s, while the southern and central Mid Atlantic is warmer, in the lower to mid 90s.
The risk for storms in the eastern half of the area, including New York City, the north/west suburbs and Long Island has been significantly decreased, and we are now only looking at scattered thunderstorms there. Further west, though, there is a higher risk in place, which may include the westernmost parts of the region, such as Sussex and Orange counties. At this time, I mentioned the potential for strong storms for those areas.
Friday And Weekend Outlook: Colder, Then Warming Up
Friday should be much colder than Thursday, mainly due to a colder air mass around. High temperatures are only going to be in the mid to upper 60s across the area, which is nearly 10 degrees below the average high temperature. Low temperatures may drop into the upper 40s inland, otherwise low temperatures on Friday night should be in the lower to mid 50s.
Saturday and Sunday are going to steadily warm up. On Saturday, high temperatures should rise into the 70s, though by Sunday, a warmer air mass should return to the area. With mainly sunny skies in place, high temperatures are going to rise into the lower to mid 80s.
Early To Mid Week Outlook: Very Warm, Potential Storms
By Monday, the warm up should continue, with high temperatures reaching the upper 80s to lower 90s. By Tuesday or Wednesday, however, a cold front could move through, bringing the potential for showers and thunderstorms once again. Afterwards, there is some uncertainty on what happens, though it appears that temperatures may cool down once again.