Summer-Like Temps Give Way to Chill

Scattered showers turn to steadier rain overnight.

By Chris Cimino
|  Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011  |  Updated 9:06 AM EDT
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Chris Cimino, NBCNewYork.com

From meteorologist Chris Cimino.

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Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Temperatures will slowly cool down today from Monday's nearly summer-like levels, when a warm weather front generated the warmest temperatures since mid-March throughout the area.

Meteorologists predict Tuesday to begin with temperatures into the 60s before cooling into the 50s, except along the coast where readings have been some 10 to 20 degrees cooler since Monday. 

A few showers will be scattered over the area Tuesday, but tri-state residents won't see rain for most of the day. A steadier rain moves in tonight with heavier rain developing after midnight and into Wednesday morning's commute.

Expect temperatures no higher than the mid 50s on Wednesday, with rain diminishing to showers later in the afternoon.

Some spring weather returns Thursday and Friday with sunshine and highs back into the low to mid 60s. An early look ahead to the weekend indicates more April showers for Saturday and dry weather on Sunday. Temperatures both days are forecast in the 50s.

A warm weather front pushed across the tri-state Monday, sending temperatures soaring into the balmy 70s in the city and even the low 80s across inland New Jersey.

As always, check back with NBCNewYork.com for the latest weather information, forecasts and severe alerts.

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