NEW YORK — Cooler-than-usual temperatures continue across the region Wednesday, for the rest of the week, temperatures are on the climb.
The northerly wind that has kept temperatures on the cool side is easing, allowing for the sun to do its business. What we could really use is some rain. While we had some rain this past weekend, we remain on the dry side and the long-range outlook sees no considerable relief.
A few puffy cumulus clouds developed during the day, but they will clear out by Wednesday night. Winds will ease as well, with temperatures dropping into the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. Frost Advisories have been issued for the Poconos and Catskills as temperatures may end up in the 30s.
The rest of the week will feature a lot of sunshine throughout. Temperatures will climb near 70 degrees by Thursday, and it should get into the lower 70s on Friday.
Temperatures will remain in the lower 70s through the weekend under partly to mostly sunny skies. While it should be dry for much of the period, a few weak disturbances could spark up an isolated shower each afternoon.
The dry pattern may continue into early next week. Temperatures will see a little more moderation into the middle part of the week with highs climbing toward the upper 70s. The risk of a shower is on the table especially on Tuesday, but the probability is very low at this time.