Morning rain clears out for the first day of summer

NEW YORK — Summer is officially here, and it looks like the weekend's going to feel like it too!

Rain and thunderstorms hit the tri-state area Friday morning, but a gradual clearing is expected through the day — just in time for the official start of summer at 11:54 a.m.

Temperatures will be close to seasonable with a high of 78 in the city, upper 70s in the suburbs.

Saturday and Sunday are looking sunny and much less humid as Canadian high pressure will dominate the weather for the region.  The high temperature will be 80 in the city, low 80s in the suburbs.

The sun is expected to shine the weekend, but clouds may increase Monday afternoon and humid air comes back.

Monday will be sunny early followed by increasing clouds in the afternoon as another front will approach from the west.  There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the day with a high of 86 in the city, mid 80s in the suburbs.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and more humid as air from the Gulf of Mexico will work its way into the area.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop late in the day with a high of 85 in the city, mid 80s in the suburbs.

Wednesday will be partly cloudy and continued warm and humid with a real summertime feel across the area.  High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 80s for much of the region.

PIX11 weather producer Joe Punday and Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli contributed to this report. 

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