High pressure moved offshore bringing a southerly flow across the region. Temperatures on Wednesday are generally 10 to 15° milder than Tuesday. Expect the winds to stay southerly on Thursday and Friday keeping the unseasonably mild temperatures in place.
Clouds will thicken up Wednesday night as the moist southerly flow continues. Some patchy fog and drizzle may develop overnight. Temperatures are only expected to drop to around 50 in the city, elsewhere, overnight lows will be in the 40s.
For Thursday and Friday, temperatures are expected to climb to the lower 60s in the city, however there is a little bit of uncertainty with respect with the direction of the wind.
That could result with an onshore flow will may keep temperatures from reaching 60 for the city. That same sea breeze will keep much of Long Island and the Connecticut shore line in the 50s. On the other side of the spectrum, interior sections of New Jersey could approach the upper 60s and even 70° for some spots.
Generally the moist southerly flow through the period will keep skies more on the cloudy side with some fog during the overnight period. That being said, there will be some breaks of sunshine especially during Thursday afternoon. There will be a risk of some light rain or drizzle especially by Friday night as a front slides north of the city region.
Eventually the next storm system moves on Saturday and that could bring a heavier period of showers and may even a thunderstorm by the late afternoon or evening hours. Cooler air moves in behind the system on Sunday as gusty northwesterly wind develops. Highs on Sunday will be in the mid to upper 40s.