NEW YORK — Temperatures took a step back on Thursday after a backdoor cold front crossed through the region late Wednesday night. Temperatures ended up topping out in the upper 70s. While it was a cooler day, temperatures remained above the normal. Heading into the weekend, the cooler onshore flow will diminish and very warm westerly winds will develop allowing for a good warm up with the possibility of hitting 90 degrees by Sunday.
Thursday night will be pleasant with a few clouds developing late. There will be a bit of a chill as temperatures drop back into the upper 50s.
Friday will be a bit of a repeat of Thursday. Sunshine will mix with some clouds as temperatures climb into the upper 70s. Coastal sections will top out at around 70 degrees while inland sections will end up in the lower 80s.
The onshore flow will ease on Saturday and temperatures will be on the climb. Highs will end up in the mid 80s under partly sunny skies. A weak disturbance will bring the chance for a few isolated showers in the afternoon.
By Sunday, the heat is on. Temperatures will surge toward 90 degrees in the afternoon as a strong westerly flow develops. Late in the day, a cold front will drift south allowing for the chance of a thunderstorm. Should temperatures reach 90 degrees, it will be the first time reaching that mark since last August.
Heading into next week, cooler air will following behind the cold front. Temperatures will end up at around 70 on Monday with partly to mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will moderate back into the mid 80s by Wednesday, but it will come with the chance of some scattered showers.