The stretch of mostly dry weather since the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee finally ended today as a cold front approached the area, bringing light rain up to 0.1 inch across the area. High temperatures were chilly due to the cloud cover and rain, peaking in the mid to upper 60s inland, upper 60s to lower 70s in the immediate NYC area, and the upper 60s across most of Long Island and southern Connecticut.
With the rain out of the area, tomorrow will bring mostly cloudy skies with the risk of an isolated showers. Temperatures aloft will be warmer, however, with 850 mb temperatures near 14 degrees celsius. A SSE wind is expected, which combined with mostly cloudy skies, will result in temperatures warming up into the 70s across the area for the first time since last Thursday. Temperatures tomorrow will reach the mid to upper 70s from NYC and further west, and the lower to mid 70s in Long Island and southern Connecticut due to the onshore wind.
A low pressure near the Great Lakes will bring a cold front towards the region, but this cold front will slow down as a cut off low pressure develops near the Ohio Valley on Thursday and Friday. This will bring moisture up the coast, with high precipitable water values bringing the potential for heavy rainfall. Rain is not expected to fall in this entire time frame, but the rain is expected to affect the area in waves. The first wave of rain will affect the NYC area on Wednesday night, bringing widespread light to moderate rain across the area. Rainfall amounts between 1/4 and 1/2 inch are expected across the area.
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