A cold front rushed through the city last night, dropping about nine days worth of rain on Central Park and ushering a cooler, drier air mass today. The temperature is going to hold steady in the mid to upper 50s this afternoon but today's high is actually the 64 degrees we hit just after midnight last night. The dew point has plummeted to the lower 30s and should bottom out in the 20s overnight. That dry air will allow temperatures to drop into the upper 30s in the city tonight and below freezing away from the urban heat island.
The high pressure system bringing the dry weather will move across the area tomorrow resulting in mostly sunny skies and afternoon temperatures in the lower 50s, which is about exactly normal for this time of year. Another cold front on Saturday night doesn't have much moisture to work with but it might kick off a few rain showers at lower elevations and a different form of precipitation up in the Catskills.
Sunday is expected to warm to the lower 50s but after that it looks like we'll have a few days that are actually colder than normal. Monday looks to be the coldest of the lot with a high only in the mid 40s followed by the slightly milder upper 40s on Tuesday and Wednesday. Warmer weather will likely return by the end of next week with Thanksgiving reaching the upper 50s and 60 degrees possible on Friday.