This Afternoon: Sun and clouds with a 15% chance of a spot afternoon shower or storm. High: 81-86. West wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear and mild. Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Low: 58-64. Winds near calm.

Tuesday: A mix of sun and clouds. Hot. High: 82-87.

Forecast By: Meteorologist Nick Merianos

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Forecast Snapshot:
A quiet and stagnant week ahead with temperatures well above average. High pressure is now our main control of weather and it will linger for the week ahead. Now through next weekend will feature a blend of sun and clouds with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. Wednesday will be the warmest day with highs near 90 degrees.

Forecast Details:
Summer will hold strong as we transition into September. In fact, the first week of September will likely average out to be hotter than the first week of August! We are now in the grips of a stagnant pattern that will likely last well into Labor Day weekend.

Starting with today, high pressure gains control and the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s. A very weak disturbance will approach from the west, perhaps sparking a spot shower or storm this afternoon. The chance of any rain is around 15%, thus a mainly dry forecast continues for today.

Afternoon clouds will decrease later this evening and skies will give way to mostly clear conditions. This will allow temperatures to fall into the mid 60s. It will be a warm muggy night with additional pockets of fog developing.

High pressure will dominate the northeast from now into Labor Day weekend. This means each day will be hot, hazy and humid. The hottest day this week will likely take place on Wednesday with daytime temperatures flirting with 90 degrees. Thursday and Friday are dry for now, however a weak disturbance may spark a few showers and thunderstorms, especially toward the Catskills during the afternoon hours. Otherwise, a dry and warm forecast extends into the weekend.