Today is your lucky day, fall weather fans! The low in Central Park this morning was 52 degrees. It hasn't been that cold in the park in more than four months! Thanks to a high pressure system over Nova Scotia we'll have an easterly breeze, mostly cloudy skies, and a high near 65 this afternoon. That's exactly normal for the middle of October.
The high will move eastward overnight, allowing the wind to gradually swing around and start coming out of the south tomorrow. The change in wind direction will warm us up to near 70 but we'll have to deal with a slight chance of light rain throughout the day. Much warmer weather is in store for Sunday when the high will reach at least the upper 70s and possibly into the lower 80s for the city. Once again there will be a slight chance of light rain, especially Sunday morning.
A strong cold front looks to arrive late Sunday night and that will bring the hammer down on the warm air. Monday's high will barely reach the lower 60s and the temperature could drop down to the mid 40s on Tuesday morning as the center of a cold air mass arrives. The rollercoastering temperatures are expected to bounce back to the 70s by the middle of next week.