Yesterday's storm was more bark than bite for the city as the bulk of the rainfall stayed to our east. A few places on Long Island received more than an inch of rain, but the most the city could muster was half-an-inch at JFK. Only 0.2 inches of rain were measured at Central Park and the rainfall deficit for the month is now more than 2.5 inches. The cold front that moved through last night has stalled out just off the coast, giving us a slight chance of showers later today through tomorrow as a weak upper level trough passes overhead.

The cold front passage signals a slow retreat from "hotumn" during the day today. Temperatures will fall from a high in the upper 60s this morning to near 60 by late afternoon before bottoming out in the lower 50s overnight. Thursday's high will be pretty close to the normal of 61 and we can expect much the same for Friday.

Warmer weather returns for the weekend ahead of the next cold front. A southerly breeze and sunny skies should push the temperature into the upper 60s on Saturday. It will still be warm on Sunday but it currently looks like rain will start by that afternoon. The early view for Halloween is sunny and cool with a high in the mid 50s.