Today's forecast has a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes, but the end result is a day of cloudy, foggy, drizzly weather. The low that brought us a third of an inch of rain yesterday is south of Long Island this morning. It is slowly moving away from the area but also gaining strength, allowing it to pump a deep layer of saturated air over the region. A shallow temperature inversion is trapping that moisture near the ground and a weak mid-level disturbance passing overhead later today won't have the energy to do much with that saturated air. The end result of those machinations will be fog, drizzle, and perhaps light rain at times and a temperature slowly rising to the mid 40s.

The forecast gets much simpler tomorrow as the low departs and a weak high pressure system arrives from the Ohio Valley. The skies should clear up during the day on Thursday and the city is likely to see a high in the lower 50s. Friday will go in the opposite direction, with clear skies early followed by a darkness around noon that could expand around the world and last up to four years. Friday's high will be in the mid to upper 40s.

Warm weather is going to be the rule for the weekend and well into the foreseeable future as the jet stream retreats northward. Morning lows are expected to be in the upper 30s to lower 40s, which is slightly warmer than the average daily high for this time of year, while afternoon highs will generally be in the upper 40s to mid 50s. To get that warm weather, we'll have to put up with cloudy skies and periods of rain from Sunday through Tuesday.