Gorgeous stretch ahead after soggy Thursday


NEW YORK — An area of low pressure moved along a slow-moving cold front bringing periods of rain all day on Thursday. As the front moves offshore, high pressure will slide into the region giving us a beautiful stretch that will last through the weekend.

A few lingering rain showers will stick around through the early evening hours for areas east of the city. The front will be slow to move out, keeping the clouds around through at least the evening hours. We should then see some clearing during the overnight hours.

On Friday, an area of high pressure will move into the Great Lakes, bringing in a stiff northwesterly breeze during the day. Gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon will keep temperatures in the mid 70s under mostly sunny skies.

The weekend should look great. High pressure will settle around the region keeping us generally sunny on both days. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s on Saturday. A southwesterly wind will develop on Sunday and that will help bring temperatures up into the mid 80s.

On Monday, temperatures will warm up further into the mid to upper 80s, but a frontal boundary will inch closer to the city from the north. The risk of a late day thunderstorm cannot be ruled out as a result. 

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