Sometime this evening a weak cold front is going to pass through the city. We will have to put up with some hot and humid weather before that front arrives, as this afternoon's high is expected to be in the low 90s, with dew points in the low 70s. A sad-looking line of scattered showers, currently stretching from Kingston to Port Jervis, is headed our way, but dry air aloft is likely to keep any afternoon rain activity to a minimum.

The dry air mass behind the cold front will give us an almost perfect late summer weekend. Saturday will be sunny, with a high in the upper 80s. Sunday will still be sunny, but not quite as warm, with the high reaching the mid 80s.

Warm weather is expected to continue through at least the middle of next week. Look for highs to reach the upper 80s from Monday through Wednesday before a cold front brings more seasonable temperatures at the start of September. If the temperature forecasts for the next few days are accurate this month will come very close to tying last year as the third warmest August on record.