We were oh-so-close to having a summer day yesterday. A warm front with plenty of hot air behind it stalled in its northward progression just short of the city yesterday afternoon. While Central Park only hit 60 degrees and JFK climbed to 65, Belmar, only twenty miles south of the city on the Jersey shore, shot up to 82. Highs in the mid 80s were common across central and southern New Jersey.
That warm front was pushed back down to southern Virginia overnight by a high pressure system exerting itself over eastern Canada. That high will give us plenty of sun this afternoon but our high will only reach the upper 50s, which is several degrees cooler than normal for late April. It will be cool enough tonight that the Mid-Hudson Valley, eastern Long Island, and much of Connecticut could see below freezing temperatures.
Highs ranging from the upper 50s to lower 60s looks like the rule for the rest of the week and through the weekend. A storm is expected to pass well to our south late Thursday or Friday. That storm will give us a couple of cloudy days and a slight chance of rain. The skies should clear up on Saturday before clouds and possibly rain return on Sunday.