A trough will be in place for the weekend with temperatures generally slightly below average along with mainly sunny skies and north winds. Temperatures will slightly increase in the early-mid week but with a more noticeable increase in humidity as the region ends up in the eastern end of a strong ridge, with scattered thunderstorms likely on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by more dry and seasonable conditions until next week.
Friday, August 23 Observations:
Behind Thursday night’s frontal passage, drier conditions returned for the area on Friday; the day started out with mainly cloudy skies, clearing in the late morning-early afternoon but with some cloud cover persisting, especially towards western and southern areas as an weakening area of rain and thunderstorms passed through southern PA and NJ. High temperatures were slightly cooler than those of Thursday further west and warmer further east, peaking in the upper 70s to low 80s inland and the low to mid 80s for the rest of the area. The warmest temperature was 84 degrees in JFK Airport, and the coolest high temperature was 78 degrees in Yorktown Heights, NY.