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With a warmer air mass over the region, temperatures reached the low to mid 60s from NYC and further north/west and the mid 50s to low 60s in Long Island/S CT. Scattered showers are expected tonight and are possible on Wednesday and Thursday, with another short lasting warmth surge on Friday ahead of a cold front expected to produce thunderstorms overnight. A sustained warm pattern is still not expected, however, with chilly temperatures to return for the weekend into next week.
Tonight – Friday Night: Storms Expected Friday Night
A cold front currently located near western NY/PA will move through the area later tonight, producing scattered showers as temperatures drop into the mid to upper 40s inland and the low 50s for the rest of the area. Partly sunny skies are expected on Wednesday with a light north wind and highs peaking in the mid to upper 60s across the area. The frontal boundary will begin to shift north on Thursday as a warm front, likely reaching central NJ towards the I-78 or I-80 corridors by the late afternoon. Mainly cloudy skies with isolated showers are expected for the area; most locations north/east of NYC are expected to peak in the mid to possibly upper 50s with a SE wind. For NYC and northern NJ, highs are expected to reach the upper 50s to low 60s, and south of the warm front, likely near and south of I-78, temperatures are likely to quickly spike well into the 60s and possibly the low 70s in the late afternoon following the warm front passage.