A slow warming trend continues with temperatures today back into the low to mid 80s. A brief cool down is expected for Sunday as a wave of low pressure produces clouds and some showers, but average and eventually above average temperatures will return for next week as a warmer and more humid air mass returns, with highs climbing into the mid 80s to low 90s until a cold front moves through on Friday, bringing some rain and a temporary cool down.
Friday, August 16 Observations:
Mostly sunny skies continued across the area as a high pressure remained in place with a cooler than average air mass in place. Morning temperatures fell into the upper 40s to low 50s inland and the mid 50s for most of the area away from NYC and the immediate coast. With the air mass slightly moderating, temperatures were slightly warmer than those of Thursday, peaking in the upper 70s to low 80s across the area. The highest temperature was 82 degrees in Teterboro, NJ and Central Park, and the coolest high temperature was 76 degrees in Montauk, NY.