July was a warm and rainy month. The 7.02 inches of precipitation in July included three days with at least an inch of rain in the past week, and was the most rainfall in a month since April 2014. Last month was also 2.2 degrees warmer than normal in Central Park, the 13th straight month with higher than average temperatures.

That said, July has ended, and August is beginning, on a cool note. Yesterday's high of 78 was the first time in more than three weeks that we did not hit 80 degrees, and today won't be any warmer. A stationary front to the south will give us a cool easterly wind and plenty of clouds this afternoon, and there is a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms through this evening. Given that the ground is saturated and that some rainfall could be heavy some locations, especially in the lower Hudson Valley and northeastern New Jersey could see flash flooding tonight.

Drier air will finally seep into the area tomorrow afternoon as a high pressure system continues to slowly push that stationary southward. We should see a good deal of sun toward the end of the week with afternoon highs rising from near 80 on Wednesday to the upper 80s on Friday. It looks like the humidity will return on Friday with showers and thunderstorms to follow on Saturday.