Yesterday's Dark Storm of Doom that threatened to suck the city into Carcosa turned out to have more bark than bite, leaving us with pretty rainbows and all of 0.12 inches of rain falling in Central Park. The storm totals around the area gave a classic example of how being near the ocean puts a damper on approaching thunderstorms. Nearly three-fourths of an inch of rain fell on Newark, 0.12 at Central Park, half that at LaGuardia and only a trace of rain was measured at JFK. Before the storm hit our high was 87 degrees, making it the warmest day since late last summer.

As for today we've got some heat and humidity and a weak cold front lurking nearby, but none of those three appear to be strong enough to produce anything but an isolated shower or two. Look for this afternoon's high to reach the low 80s under mostly sunny skies. A much better chance of showers and thunderstorms will happen late tonight and early tomorrow morning when the cold front finally passes through the city. Some of those storms could produce heavy rainfall. It will be much cooler behind the front, with Thursday's high only reaching 70 or so.

Warm, dry weather is expected for the weekend as low pressure departs and a high pressure system moves in. Friday is expected to warm to near 80 while Saturday and Sunday look like they will be in the low 80s under mostly sunny skies.