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Heavy rain showers drench morning commute

NEW YORK — Heavy rain drenched the morning commute Tuesday.

Clouds lowered and thickened overnight, and showers developed from southwest to northeast by daybreak.

Periods of rain are expected Tuesday, with the heaviest  occurring during the morning rush.

Temperatures remain cool, although not too far from normal, with highs approaching 70 degrees Tuesday.

We’ll see a lull in precipitation late Tuesday into most of Wednesday, with just a chance of showers in that time.

Humidity will be on the rise, as well, into Wednesday.

A cold front approaches from the west, and may bring scattered strong thunderstorms to the area Wednesday night. Clouds slowly clear out Thursday, but humidity drops again, and we should see a good deal of sun as well as normal temps into next weekend.

The next chance of significant precipitation after Wednesday’s storms isn’t until next week as the calendar turns to October.