Thunderstorms, Stifling Humidity on Tap for Tuesday

By Chris Cimino
|  Tuesday, May 24, 2011  |  Updated 9:47 AM EDT
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From meteorologist Raphael Miranda.

From meteorologist Raphael Miranda.

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The rain may be slowly moving out, but stifling humidity is rapidly moving in.

While there is still the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms scattered around the tri-state, expect some warmer temperatures along with some partial sunshine.

Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 80s from the city and across inland areas, with the shore staying a bit cooler in the 70s.

An approaching cold front combined with high humidity and daytime heating later this afternoon and evening will likely be the catalyst for some scattered showers and thunderstorms.

The thunderstorms may contain some strong gusty winds and heavy downpours. Tomorrow and Thursday should both be dry days for a change, with lower humidity Wednesday and more sunshine, featuring temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

A quick glance at the Memorial Day weekend shows seasonably warm temperatures with highs in the 70s and low 80s and just a chance for a few scattered showers Saturday and Sunday, with Monday looking bright and sunny at this point.

As always, check back with NBC New York for the latest weather information, including forecasts and severe weather alerts.

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