Well, this is the most fickle rainstorm we've seen in quite some time. Most of the rain has stayed west of the city the last day or so, with only 0.15 inches being recorded in Central Park. Triple that amount fell on LaGuardia in less than an hour this morning. As you may have noticed there's more than enough moisture in the air to produce heavy downpours between now and this evening, when a cold front will finally pass through the city. Despite the heavy overcast skies the temperature should top out in the mid 80s.
Looking for some sun? Skip the first day of school and get outside tomorrow as that will be the only time for the next several days when there's more sun than clouds thanks to a short visit from a high pressure system. It will be warm, too, with the high possibly edging into the upper 80s. By tomorrow evening the winds will have already started to come out of the south and we'll be on our way back to more clouds and rain.
A weak cold front is expected to pass through the city late Thursday and become stationary on Friday. With any luck we'll see a mix of sun and clouds on Friday with just a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms. Saturday will be a bit cooler behind the front but not very dry as yet another slow-moving cold front approaches. This final episode of the cold front trilogy will bring yet another chance for showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday. Cooler weather, with highs in the lower to mid 70s are expected behind the front.