Slightly cooler temperatures are expected across the area today with a northeast flow, but with temperatures warming back into the mid 80s with increased humidity by Saturday as scattered storms approach the region, affecting the area on Sunday through Tuesday ahead of a frontal passage. Slightly cooler temperatures and less humidity will return for the mid-late week with the possibility of another cool down towards next weekend.
Wednesday, August 28 Observations:
A weakening complex of thunderstorms entered western Pennsylvania and Virginia in the morning hours, with partly to mostly cloudy skies in the area along with scattered thunderstorms mainly west and north of NYC; these storms, however, exceeded the expectation, drifting or nearly stalling over certain locations in northern NJ and SE NY, especially in Essex, Passaic and Orange counties, with totals locally as high as 1-2 inches of rain. Temperatures were mild again across most of the area, in the low to mid 80s inland and the mid to upper 80s in the immediate NYC area and western Long Island, except for the coast with upper 70s-low 80s, but with much cooler temperatures towards central NJ in the mid-upper 70s for highs. The highest temperature was 87 degrees in Teterboro, NJ, and the coolest high temperature was 78 degrees in Montauk, NY and New London, CT.