Not too many people noticed but a trace of snow was recorded at both JFK and Central Park on Saturday. Could that be the last of it for now?
After a string of cold days—half the days this month have been at least ten degrees cooler than normal—temperatures are beginning to ease up a bit. The normal high for today is 60 degrees, and we'll get pretty close to that this afternoon as high pressure moves off the coast and starts feeding us some southerly breezes. Light showers are showing up on the radar over New Jersey so we may have to contend with some periods of rain.
A better chance of April showers happens late tonight through early tomorrow afternoon as a cold front approaches from the west. Tuesday's high temperature depends on when the front passes but it will range from the mid 50s to near 60. A similar range is expected for Wednesday's high but for different reasons, as cold air behind the front will be racing against the warm mid-April sun.
The sun, with some help from a block in the jet stream, wins for the remainder of the week and well into next week. Look for temperatures to warm into the lower 60s on Thursday and Friday and mid 60s over the weekend. Depending on how that blocking pattern sets up we could possibly warm to the lower 70s on Sunday under sunny skies, but that may just be wishful thinking on the part of the Weather Channel.