wisc_global_wv.jpgGosh, Gothamist goes out of town for a few days and we have actual weather. A couple of inches of rain and a big Canadian high pressure system put an end to a 22-day streak of above normal temperatures. Guess what? Now that we're back it is time to start a new warm spell!

Friday and Saturday were slightly cooler than normal, but yesterday's average temperature was exactly average for October 14th. Looking ahead, the Weather Channel's 10-day outlook has New York warmer than normal for the next nine days. Not much above normal, but enough to push this month into one of the warmest Octobers on record territory.

Today and tomorrow should both be sunny and mild, with a high in the upper-60s. A warm front arrives tomorrow night, clouding us up a bit and bringing the possibility of rain. At this point it doesn't look like the rain will be too likely or too heavy. The warm front will also bring… warm air! Highs will flitter around 70 degrees from Wednesday through Sunday. The greater warming will be in the typically less noticed morning low temperatures. Normal lows for this time of year are in the upper-40s, the latter part of this week will see lows around 60.

This morning's western hemisphere satellite image of water vapor whorls from the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin.