An area of low pressure bringing copious amounts of rain Tuesday night will continue to linger some 100 miles off the coast of Long Island. Fortunately, the system is weakening with just a few showers located well east of the region.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches were recorded across the region and a water rescue was reported in Kearny, N.J., after a car became trapped in a flooded roadway.
As for the forecast, the clouds will linger through the night with temperatures in the low to mid 50s. A dense fog advisory has been posted for eastern Long Island, where visibilities may drop to less than a quarter mile. Areas elsewhere also may have to deal with reduced visibilities but it’s not expected to be as widespread.
The clouds will stick around on Thursday; however, the sun will break out especially during the afternoon allowing temperatures to climb to around 70 in the city. Temperatures along the south shore of Long Island and coastal Connecticut will stay in the 60s. Areas away from the coast could very well climb into the mid 70s.
Expect more sunshine on Friday and that will help bring temperatures further into the upper 70s. A slow-moving cold front to the west of the region may spark up a late day shower or thunderstorm. The chances of showers and thunderstorms increase on Saturday as the frontal boundary inches close to the coast. That being said, the flow from the south and the sunshine will also bring temperatures up to around 80.
A backdoor cold front drops down from the north allowing temperatures to cool down on Sunday. There are some questions with respect to where the front will eventually settle in place giving some uncertainty how deep the cooler temperatures will move into the region.
Areas across central New Jersey may stay in the 70s, while the northern suburbs will struggle to reach 60. For now, temperatures in the city will climb to around 70.