Slowly, and somewhat unsurely, a band of rain is wandering northward today as a low pressure system develops off the Delmarva Peninsula and moves up the coast. The storm looks like it will take a slightly more eastward track than originally forecast, which will keep the city at the very edge of the rainfall this afternoon. A heavy cloud deck and a northerly wind will keep today's high to the lower 50s.

Any chance of rain will end by early evening and the sky should clear overnight. Thursday morning's low will be in the lower 40s in the city and there are frost advisories and freeze warnings for Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties in New York and whatever those counties are in western New Jersey and eastern Connecticut. Tomorrow's high will be in the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies, but a stiff westerly breeze will make it feel somewhat cooler.

All looks cool and quiet for Friday and Saturday as high pressure settles in for a couple of days. We can expect highs in the mid 50s and lows near 40 under mostly clear skies. A weak disturbance in the force might produce a few clouds and maybe sprinkles Saturday night, but that should do little to prevent this from being one of the driest October's on record.