(PIX11 Weather Center) — The warm and sunny weather came to an end Tuesday as a slow-moving area of low pressure moved into the area this afternoon.
Showers will develop later Tuesday as a warm front settles just south of New York City. The high temperature will be 54 degrees, well below normal for April 29.
Steadier rain will develop overnight into Wednesday as moisture gets drawn on from the Atlantic Ocean. Temperatures will fall into the low 40s in the city, mid-40s for the suburbs.
A Coastal Flood Watch will be in effect Tuesday evening for the south shore of Long Island and the Jersey Shore. High tides Tuesday evening will swell 1 to 2 feet above normal causing minor coastal flooding in these areas.
Wednesday will see periods of rain, heavy at times with a chance of scattered thunderstorms. The high temperature will be in the mid to upper 50s.
A flood watch is in effect for late Wednesday into Thursday for much of the Tri-State area. Rivers and streams will be prone to flooding as soaking rains will inundate much of the region.
Thursday will feature heavy rains and gusty winds with a chance of thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts will range from 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts.
The weather will begin to dry out on Friday as the area of low pressure will finally begin to depart and weak high pressure will move on from the west.