– Sunshine briefly returns on Friday; highs in 70s
– Clouds, rain, colder temperatures this weekend
– Cold, warm, then chilly again next week
Tonight – Weekend: Briefly Warm, Then Cloudy, Chilly, Rainy
Mostly sunny skies will briefly make a return on Friday with above average temperatures expected, peaking in the mid 70s to lower 80s across most of the area, slightly cooler towards coastal areas with the warmest temperatures near NE NJ. The break from the persistent clouds and showers will only be brief, however, as a strong cold front approaches the region on Saturday with a stronger cold air mass behind it. Prior to the passage of the cold front towards Saturday evening, temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 70s for most of the area, slightly cooler in far western and eastern areas with highs in the low to possibly mid 70s. The cold front will move through the area during the afternoon to evening hours; while most of the shower activity is expected to dry up before reaching the area, at least a period of light to locally moderate showers is likely around the same time period. The cold front will be followed by a noticeable temperature drop into the 50s and low 60s, dropping overnight into the 40s away from NYC, perhaps the upper 30s in interior northern areas.