An expansive high pressure system centered over New England will extend our run of fair weather for a couple more days. This afternoon will be sunny and cool as a north wind will keep our high to the lower 50s. The wind will die down later today, setting the stage for a cold morning tomorrow but a very pleasant and warm Election Day with a high in the lower 60s.

Our next chance of rain will be Wednesday, when a slow-moving cold front approaches the area. This doesn't look like a significant rainfall, which is par for the course for most of this year.


After today Central Park will be more than nine inches of rainfall below normal, putting 2016 on track to be the second dry year in a row. Looking at the graph of daily precipitation you can see that both years have a remarkably similar precipitation pattern, with plenty of rain or snow as the year starts followed by many months of dry weather.

Clear skies will return following the front. Thursday and Friday are both looking sunny with highs in the mid 50s. A potent, but dry, front is expected to arrive Friday afternoon. Because of that front Saturday is likely to be the coldest day of the season so far with a high only in the mid 40s and a northwesterly breeze that will make it feel much cooler. Milder weather should quickly return, with Sunday warming to the lower 50s and mid 50s possible next Monday.