badison080908.jpgSaturday's sunset by badison of Flickr

The flood advisory and severe thunderstorm warning have both expired. Nearly an inch of rain fell in Central Park, while 1.64 inches soaked LaGuardia this morning. The rain is quickly moving out of the city, but there's a possibility for more storms later this afternoon. This morning's rain, and yesterday afternoon's half-hearted attempt at a storm, are being flung at the city by an upper level low pressure system that has been swirling its way across Ontario and New England. The low will be close enough that there is a chance of heavy showers at least through midnight tonight.

Because of the rain and cloud cover the Central Park temperature dropped to 63 degrees at noon. Today will be the first day in more than a month where the high won't reach 80 degrees. Have no fear, fans of summer, near normal warmth will be back tomorrow when the high is expected to warm into the low 80s. There's a slight chance of rain tomorrow and Wednesday, but we will most likely see partly cloudy skies.

Forecasts for later in the week are all over the place. The upper level air circulation is rather unsettled at this point so it is not yet clear whether Thursday through the weekend will be sunny or rainy. It is a good bet that high temperatures will remain seasonable for the rest of the week.