A weak wave of low pressure spread north of the forecast, with scattered showers expected to cover the area throughout the day along with chilly high temperatures. The temperature cool down will be brief, however, as a warmer and more humid air mass gradually returns, with temperatures back into the mid 80s to low 90s range for Tuesday through Thursday with a cold front moving through on Friday, bringing a temporary cool down for next weekend.
Saturday, August 17 Observations:
A high pressure gradually passed to the east of the region as a frontal boundary in the southern US slowly spread north, bringing more widespread cloud cover into the area especially in the afternoon and evening. The slow warming trend since the mid week continued, with temperatures slightly warmer than Friday, peaking in the low to mid 80s across most of the area with some upper 70s for interior and coastal areas. The highest temperature was 84 degrees in Teterboro, NJ and Central Park, and the coolest high temperature was 79 degrees in multiple locations.