esb_rainbow0622.jpgEmpire State Building with Rainbow by Gothamist at Flickr

There is no meteorological definition for thick air but Gothamist thinks today would qualify. So far it has been a cloudy, foggy, misty, muggy and rainy day. Throw in a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon and we've got a summer soup! The thunderstorms could be severe. Hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning are possible through about 10 p.m. or so. A flash flood watch is in effect for areas north and west of the city. Today's high will be in the low 80s.

Tomorrow is looking like a near repeat. Cloudy in the morning followed by a chance of showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon. It should be a couple of degrees warmer tomorrow but the chance of rain will be somewhat less. A cold front will finally sweep the moisture away Tuesday night.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are all expected to be mostly sunny and warm. Wednesday's high will be around 85 and by Friday it will approach 90. Clouds and the next chance of rain are expected late Friday.