As a storm in Canada pulled in a much warmer air mass with a southwest wind, the area got to see a preview of summer today as temperatures surged into the 70s across most of the area, ending up slightly warmer than expected. Most of the immediate NYC area saw mid 70s, and Newark even reached 80 degrees!
A cold front moving through tonight will bring the area back to spring-like weather, with temperatures expected to stay in the mid 40s to mid 50s this weekend with mainly sunny skies. The drop in temperatures will continue through next week, as after a brief warm up on Monday night following a light rain event, the area will return to winter-like conditions, with a cold spell expected by the late week and into the weekend, and a storm on Wednesday and Thursday might even bring snow to parts of the area.
After today’s mild temperatures, tomorrow will be nowhere near as warm. High temperatures will return to more seasonable levels, peaking in the upper 40s to lower 50s across most of the area, with a few mid 50s near NYC and further southwest. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected early in the morning, however cloud cover will quickly clear up, with mostly sunny skies by the evening. A NNW wind is expected.
Saturday night is expected to bring much colder temperatures as a high pressure moves near the area. Clear skies are expected, with low temperatures dropping into the 20s for the entire area except for New York City, which should see lows in the lower 30s. The interior parts of the area may even reach the upper 10s. Sunday will be slightly cooler, with high temperatures generally expected to peak in the upper 40s to lower 50s with mainly sunny skies.