The first full day of summer, appropriately, felt like summer.
Temperatures soared into the mid 80s, but the humidity made it feel more like around 90 degrees. A strong line of storms associated with a cold front could bring some gusty winds and hail Monday evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch wasissued for much of the area west of the Hudson River through midnight.
Due to the influence of the marine air, most of the storms should weaken as the storms approach the city and coastal sections. That being said, an isolated strong storm cannot be ruled out. Most of the storms should head out sea after midnight. Skies should clear out overnight, but it will remain warm and humid with temperatures dropping to around 70.
The threat for more rain is not over on Tuesday as the cold front will remain west of the region. A line of showers with some thunderstorms will cross through the region during the afternoon. Due to ample cloud cover and the chance of rain, temperatures will likely remain in the mid 70s. Once the front passes, the humidity will finally drop and temperatures will trail down into the 50s.
Wednesday and Thursday will be a pair of delightful days as an area of high pressure slides into the region. Expect ample sunshine along with low humidity. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s.
Heading into the weekend, things start to get a little unsettled. The humidity will come back on Friday as temperatures climb back toward 80 degrees. Temperatures will climb further into the low to mid 80s on Saturday and Sunday as a warm southwesterly flow develops
Due to the warmup, the risk of an isolated shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out each day.