Relief from the hot temperatures arrived Friday evening.
The trade-off was a cold front that brought with it the potential for localized downpours through Saturday.
Heavier downpours occurred Friday afternoon, and while it seemed the showers were diminishing early Friday evening, the chance for torrential downpours continued into Saturday.
The potential prompted a flash flood watch to be posted for New York City and much New Jersey through early Sunday morning.
Despite Friday’s showers appearing to taper off, additional downpours were still possible during the overnight hours into Saturday.
The rain did cause temperatures to significantly cool, and humidity to settle.
Temperatures should hold at around 70 degrees through the overnight hours.
A wave of low pressure should ride along the frontal boundary late Friday night into Saturday morning. That will bring the risk for additional downpours.
While NYC may get some showers, most of it will occur across Central and Southern New Jersey. That part of the state may get as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain, with higher amounts wherever the flooding downpours occur.
Lesser amounts were likely for NYC and points north and east.
There should also be an onshore flow all day on Saturday. That was forecast to keep temperatures in the 70s all day long.
On Sunday, the sun should return. That was expected to bring temperatures back up to around 80 in the afternoon, but an approaching warm front will bring the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the day.
The front should lift through the region on Monday, bringing back the humidity.
Temperatures were forecast to warm up into the mid 80s, and there could be the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday looks to be very warm and humid day as temperatures climb into the upper 80s.
Heading into the latter part of the week, the forecast becomes widely questionable as the remnants of Hurricane Ida approach the tri-state region.
The chance of rain should be possible sometime between Wednesday and Friday. This will depend on the track of the storm, so confidence in the forecast may not develop until the latter part of the weekend or Monday.