accuwx_rainfall.jpgOutdoor activities are going into overdrive this first weekend of summer. With a Mermaid Parade tomorrow afternoon, a Pride Parade Sunday, the Yankees hosting the Marlins, and the Gothamist-A Hamburger Today QBQ BBQ tomorrow evening there is no shortage of things to do outside.

If you are attending any of these events you might want to have an indoor alternative available. Showers and thunderstorms are looking good from later this afternoon through tomorrow. A cold front is slowly drifting toward the city from upstate. The heaviest rains will likely be in the lower Hudson valley and northern New Jersey tonight and moving into the city tomorrow. The combination of a slow-moving front and lots of moisture in the air means heavy rain, like two to five inches, is possible.

The clouds will also hold down daytime temperatures over the weekend. Expect highs only in the mid-70s. The reverse will be true at night, as the moisture will keep temperatures up around 70. Despite the chance of rain diminishing slightly on Sunday, muggy weather looks like it will stick around all next week. The mugginess extends well into upstate New York and New England. If you want to escape to somewhere cooler and drier you'll have to head to Montreal or thereabouts.

Weekend rainfall potential map from