More than two inches of rain fell in Central Park yesterday. That's only the second time this year that at least two inches of precipitation in a day was measured in the park. The last time was during the big snowstorm back in January, when 27 inches of snow had the liquid equivalent of 2.31 inches of rain.
A complex weather pattern almost guarantees that more rain is on the way this afternoon and evening. A warm front is going to lift the unseasonably mild and humid air mass that we're in and that will produce widespread rain this afternoon followed by more rain, and possibly thunderstorms as a cold front approaches this evening. Because the cold front won't actually cross through the city until late tonight, today's high near 60 is likely to happen just before midnight.
Thursday's high temperature, which will also be near 60 degrees, will happen just after midnight. The cold front will pass in the early morning hours. Once it does the temperature will gradually cool to the mid 50s by noon tomorrow down to the mid 40s after sunset. More seasonable temperatures, with a high near 50 on Friday followed by the mid 40s on Saturday and Sunday, should follow for the first weekend of December.