Cloudy, rainy weekend on tap with highs in the upper 60s

Weather

It was a cool start to the weekend with morning temperatures in the 50s and 60s across the tri-state area. Highs topped out in the mid-60s in the city, which is seasonable for this time of year. You can expect similar readings tomorrow due to the abundant cloud over from an area of low pressure off the Carolina coast.

Aside from a few light sprinkles, Saturday remained dry. However, the shower threat will increase as that system moves slowly northwestward and approach the North Carolina coast Saturday night into early Sunday.

Most of the rain slated to arrive Saturday night and Sunday will be confined to New Jersey and eastern Long Island. But we cannot rule out showers across the rest of the region.

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Also, keep in mind that there is about a 50% chance that these clusters of showers and storms could develop into a subtropical or tropical storm sometime this weekend.

Fortunately, the threat will diminish as a couple of factors come into play including wind shear and a frontal boundary that will limit development. If it does become a name storm, the next on the list is Wanda.

Winds will be another concern this weekend. A high to the north and the low to the south will allow for easterly winds to gust between 20 and 30 mph. Additionally, clouds will likely linger through Monday. 

Looking ahead to the rest of the week; expect warmer temperatures along with a return of sunshine. 

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