This morning's New York skyline photo by Joe Schumacher

Darn! Gothamist was in Milwaukee this week and missed yesterday's severe weather. Long Island and Connecticut bore the worst of it. Penny-sized hail fell on Centerport while pricier Plainview felt nickel-sized hail. Across Long Island Sound, parts of Bridgeport had quarter-sized hail covering the ground. Waterspouts were seen over the sound and eastern Long Island had wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour.

Today will be a little hazy, as witnessed by our descent into LaGuardia this morning, and far less violent. We saw some decent clouds popping up between Cleveland and Pittsburgh and it is likely that a few scattered showers or thunderstorms will occur later this afternoon. Today's high should be in the low 80s.

There will be a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday afternoon but otherwise the weekend is looking peachy. Highs both days will be in the lower 80s.