Cloudy, warmer Friday into cooler, windy weekend


The workweek wrapped-up on a warm note Friday as temperatures rose into the mid and upper 70s throughout the five boroughs. A good deal of sunshine was seen as well, especially early in the day, as a high-pressure system parked itself over our area. The official high in Central Park was 76 degrees, making it the seventh day this month with an above-normal high temperature.

Unfortunately, this streak of unseasonably warm weather will come to an end on Saturday as a storm system tries to enter the region. A low-pressure system has been inching its way north along the eastern seaboard over the past few days, and a few bands of showers associated with the system are expected to move through the Big Apple over the weekend. We are not expecting much rain; most areas will see a third of an inch or less, but any rain received will be welcomed as Central Park is about one inch below normal for the month. It will also be noticeably cooler with afternoon highs only reaching the mid 60s.

Look for conditions to dry out for Monday, and temperatures to warm back into the low 70s. 

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