Time for storm fun facts! The 2.9 inches of snow that was measured in Central Park on Saturday makes this the snowiest October ever, more than tripling the previous record of 0.8 inches in 1925. The snow and rain combined to bring us two inches of precipitation, pushing this year's total to 65.75 inches. That's enough to make this the third wettest year since records began in 1869 and two feet of precipitation more than normal. With two months to go we are a little more than an inch away from knocking 1972 out of second place. Unless there's a sudden, severe, drought we'll eclipse that but first place, 80.56 inches in 1983, is probably out of our grasp.
There's zero chance of rain or snow today as high pressure is bringing plenty of sunshine for much of the day. Look for a high in the mid 50s. Clouds may move in by this evening but overall it will be a pleasant night for trick or treating and the Halloween parade. This evening's clouds are associated with another storm that is forming off the southeast coast today and heading northward tonight. It's expected to stay far enough east that the city will only see a slight chance of showers early tomorrow morning and a cloudy day tomorrow.
Temperatures should rebound to near seasonal normals by mid-week. Wednesday and Thursday are shaping up to be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s. As it looks now some sort of weak cold front may bring rain on Friday followed by plenty of sun next weekend. Happy Halloween everybody!