And the winner in yesterday's rainfall competition is... Rego Park with 3.43 inches. Congratulations! JFK and much of Nassau County also received over three inches of rain and 2.54 inches were measured in Central Park, making yesterday the second rainiest day of the year. That rainfall put December's total above average for the month and 2014 is now up to 53.01 inches of precipitation. Soon, possibly later today, this year will surpass 1920 and become one the 25 wettest years on record.

The nor'easter that gave us all the rain moved pretty quickly yesterday but it has now stalled somewhere east of Boston. The storm is expected to stay there for a couple of days because it is now sitting under an upper level low that has also stopped its eastward progression. As the winds whip around those two love birds we are going to get cooler air and unsettled weather. Light rain this morning will turn to snow this afternoon. Up to half an inch of accumulation is expected in the city with greater amounts north of town. It is going to feel brisk today with a high in the upper 30s and a northwesterly wind making it feel much cooler than that.

Light snow may linger on overnight and into Thursday morning before changing over to a rain-snow mix tomorrow afternoon and back to snow as the temperatures drop tomorrow evening. That pattern will repeat itself on Friday, but none of the rain or snow over the next couple of days is expected to be significant.

After doing a December in New England tour, the upper- and lower-level lows will finally move out to sea over the weekend. High pressure will arrive in their wake, bringing clear skies and seasonable temperatures, with highs in the lower to mid 40s for Saturday and Sunday.