A week ago today Central Park had a record high of 85 degrees. This morning it was 38 degrees near Belvedere Castle and well below freezing not too far north and west of the city. The cool weather will continue today as a northwest breeze will keep the high to the upper 40s for most of us.

Tomorrow, well, tomorrow is looking pretty cruddy. A storm is approaching from the west at the same time a jet streak, the fastest part of the jet stream, will be passing overhead. The jet streak will strengthen the storm and cause a fair bit of precipitation to fall, especially in the afternoon and evening. The temperature is going to slowly rise through the day tomorrow, eventually reaching the mid 50s by midnight in the city.

The rising temperature will keep our precipitation in the form of rain. However, it is likely to be cold enough at higher elevations and away from the coast that the Catskills, mid-Hudson Valley, and northwestern Connecticut could see their first snowfall of the season.

Look for a breezy transition day on Friday as the storm departs and a high pressure system arrives. Friday's high should be in the mid 50s, but a strong northwesterly wind will make it feel much cooler. Warmer, calmer, weather returns for the weekend when afternoon highs for Saturday and Sunday should climb back to the lower or mid 60s. Monday won't be quite as warm but it should be pretty pleasant for trick-or-treating.