First, ignore these gray skies and any drizzle as they will be gone soon. Second, avert your eyes from any Upstate radar maps that are showing snow, as that stuff isn't going to reach these parts. Third, break out the
Cardigans, er cardigans because it is going to be chilly tonight.
Today's clouds are the precursor to a cold front moving through the city this afternoon. The skies will clear after the front's passage and sun may postpone the cooling behind the front for a couple of hours. Otherwise the temperature is going to remain steady in the mid 50s until sunset. A little breeze and really low humidity in the arriving air mass will cause the temperature to drop into the 30s for the first time since late-April. The lower Hudson Valley, Connecticut, inland New Jersey and maybe eastern Long Island will see killer frosts tonight. In the city the record low of 34 set in 1875, back when Gothamist was print-only and hawked by street urchins, should be safe.
Sometime tomorrow afternoon, as the high pressure system moves out to sea, the wind will swing around and start coming out of the southwest. While too little, too late to warm us out of the mid 50s on Saturday, that breeze will push Sunday's high to near 70 degrees under mostly cloudy skies as a warm front moves through town. More warm weather and a chance of showers are expected on Monday.