Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 60-65. Winds near calm.
Monday: Partly sunny and warmer. 10% chance of an isolated PM thunderstorm. High: 81-86. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear and mild. Low: 62-68. Winds near calm.
Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges
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A quiet and stagnant week ahead with temperatures well above average. High pressure builds in Monday and it will linger for the week ahead. Monday 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.
Any isolated showers will taper and end overnight. Partly cloudy skies will continue tonight with lows dropping down into the mid 60s for most.
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. This week is shaping up to be one of the warmest we've seen all summer long.
Starting with Monday, 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 Monday, perhaps sparking a spot shower or two. The chance of any rain or thunderstorms is around 10%.
High pressure will dominate the northeast from Monday into the 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 upcoming Labor Day weekend.