A high pressure system centered somewhere upstate along the border with Vermont makes for an easy Friday forecast. Look for lots of sun, low humidity and a high near 80 this afternoon. Perfect for viewing Manhattanhenge. The humidity will slowly start to increase overnight as the high pressure system weakens but Saturday should still be mostly pleasant with a high in the low 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. The warm weather the next couple of days ensures that this will be the second or third warmest May on record.
No rain today or tomorrow means we'll enter the last day of the month as the third driest May on record with only 0.40 inches of rain observed in Central Park. Showers and thunderstorms are likely on Sunday as a cold front slowly passes through the area. The National Weather Service is saying between a quarter and half an inch of rain is possible during the day on Sunday with more rain to follow on Sunday night. Sunday's high should be right at the normal of 75 degrees.
The late weekend cold front seems like it wants to stall somewhere not too far south of the city for the early part of next week. That will give us a nice change of pace for the start of June with cool, cloudy weather on Monday and Tuesday with highs in the mid 60s and a good chance of rain each day. Don't despair warm weather fans, we should be back into the 80s by late next week.