High pressure settled across the northeast allowing the winds to ease. Temperatures were still rather cold with highs topping out at around 40 degrees Thursday afternoon. Milder air will move in as a warm front approaches, but a shower or two may accompany it.
After a sunny Thursday, clouds will begin to filter in at night as high pressure moves out to sea. Temperatures are expected to be not as cold as it was early on Thursday as overnight lows drop to around the low to mid-30s. Some spots well north may drop into the teens, but that will be few and far in between.
Friday features lots of clouds as the warm front approaches. There could be a shower or two especially during the middle part of the day. With temperatures at or around the freezing mark well north of the city, there could be a brief icy mix well of the city. For this reason, Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for a good part of Upstate New York including Sullivan and the higher elevations of Ulster Counties. As for the coast, including the city, temperatures are expected to be too warm as highs approach 50.
Eventually the front stalls across Upstate New York, keeping clouds in the forecast on Saturday. That may limit the warmth on Saturday as southerly winds develop. Highs will top out at around 60 for the city. Again, Long Island may be significantly cooler with winds coming off the ocean. The front may drift back south as a backdoor cold front late in the day giving the risk of a shower especially at night.
The front will meander on Sunday and put occasional showers in the forecast for much of the day. Temperatures will cool down into the upper 40s as a result of the rain and the onshore flow that develops. The chance of rain will linger into Monday but it should taper off late in the day.
Temperatures may warm back into the lower 50s.