NEW YORK — There was finally relief from the heat wave on Saturday. Now you can breathe easier and enjoy the cooler weather.
Highs topped out in the 80s under cloudy skies Saturday. Not only did a cold front provide much needed relief from the heat and humidity, but it also brought a few showers to the area.
That threat will diminish Saturday night as that front moves south and high pressure takes over. However, clouds will remain for the overnight as lows bottom out in the upper 60s.
The humidity is slated to return on Sunday with near-normal summer temperatures. Expect partly to mostly cloudy conditions throughout the day with a chance of showers and storms late.
Then the heat and humidity make a comeback on Monday as highs soar into the upper 80s. Some parts of New Jersey could reach 90 degrees.
There could be more wet weather in store on Monday, followed by partly cloudy skies on Tuesday.
Tracking Hurricane Ida; how it could impact us
Expect remnants from Hurricane Ida to reach the tri-state area Wednesday and Thursday.
It will likely interact with a frontal boundary bringing moderate to heavy rain to our area.
A Few Facts about Hurricane Ida
- Could make Landfall in Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005)
- Ida is the 4th storm to reach hurricane strength this season
- Fifth named storm to hit the U.S. this year.
- First Hurricane and major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. 2021
Take a look at the Ida rainfall and storm surge predictions for down in Louisiana:
In other news, we are watching a couple other areas of tropical development.
Tropical depression ten is still struggling to move north. It has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, moving at 8 mph. There could be slight strengthening over the weekend and could reach tropical storm status, but it should remain in the Atlantic.
There’s another area of showers and thunderstorms we’ll continue to monitor. It has become better organized and could become a tropical depression over the weekend.