NEW YORK (PIX11) — Heavy downpours are on the way for Thursday night as a frontal system makes its way across the region. An area of low pressure will ride along the front causing rain to go heavy at times. There could even be an embedded thunderstorms later in the evening. A Flood Watch has been posted through the early morning hours of Friday for much of Northern New Jersey and into the Catskills where the heaviest rain will be expected.
The rain will come down heavy at times through the evening hours. The best chance for the torrential downpours and thunderstorms will occur during the late evening hours. Along with the heavy rain, winds will continue to gust at around 25 to 35 mph. Heading into the overnight hours, the rain will gradually taper off and the winds will start to back off as the cold front starts to shift to the east. Temperatures will end up holding at around the upper 40s.
The sun will return on Friday. While much of the region will stay dry, we are not necessarily out of the woods as an upper-level low will linger around in the Great Lakes. That could bring an isolated shower around well north and west of the city. For the city itself and coastal sections it looks fine. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for the rescheduled Yankee home opener in the afternoon as temperatures climb back into the lower 60s.
A weak disturbance will cross through the region late Friday night into Saturday morning bringing the chance of for a few more scattered showers. The rest of Saturday will feature a mix of sun and clouds. Another stray shower cannot be ruled out throughout the day. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
The upper-level low will finally drift out to sea on Sunday allowing for the atmosphere to finally stabilize. It will be mostly sunny and slightly cooler as the winds come from the northwest. Expect highs to be in the mid 50s.
It looks like a warming trend starts to develop for the first half of next week as the jet lifts well north. Temperatures will climb back into the 60s on Monday under sunny skies. A warm front could bring the risk of a shower on Tuesday, but that will also bring the possibility of temperatures hitting the 70 degree mark.