A storm dropped more than an inch of rain at LaGuardia just after midnight last night. Only a quarter-inch was measured at JFK on the other side of Queens and less than half an inch fell on Central Park. Earlier in the evening those storms were powerful enough to down trees and powerlines and cause localized flooding in Port Jervis. The same sort of pattern is going to hold true today, with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible through early evening. The best chance of rain will be to the north and west of the city. Some of the showers could be intense as a deep layer of the atmosphere is soaked through with moisture.

The threat of rain will diminish as the weekend progresses but with a northeasterly wind tomorrow we are looking at a cloudy, cool Saturday with a high only in the mid 70s. Without the clouds Sunday should warm to the lower 80s.

Looking at the extended forecast shows a return to somewhat warmer weather next week. Highs could return to the mid 80s on Wednesday and Thursday and AccuWeather says the lower 90s could return in the first week of September. Given the cool weather this summer that is not a forecast we'd put a lot of money on.