Mostly Sunny Skies, But Unseasonable Cold Ahead

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Chris Cimino's morning weather forecast for 9/15/11 (Published Thursday, Sep 15, 2011)

    The cold front and showers have passed through, paving the way for clear skies Friday but leaving behind cool temperatures marking the entrance of fall.

    Lows Friday morning will be in the 40s in most suburbs and will be near 50 degrees in the city, along with a gusty wind, making it feel even chillier.

    The sun will be out Friday morning but clouds will take over in the afternoon keeping temperatures down in the mid 60s for highs. Expect a similar scenario Saturday with highs in the upper 60s. More sunshine is forecast for Sunday, with temperatures recovering to around 70.

    Commenters on NBC New York's Facebook page are divided about whether they are ready for the chill.

    "I love the cold," wrote Stephen Tripptree. "Been waiting for it since winter ended and can't wait for it to snow."

    "I actually like this crisp September air!!!" writes Kelrick Joseph.

    Dennis Vanette says: "The 1 thing I love about summer, I NEVER have to shovel sunshine."

    Tropical Storm Maria will skirt Bermuda today and this evening. Tropical Storm warnings and hurricane watches are in effect for the area.

    Maria will continue to accelerate as it moves northeast out over the open Atlantic. Strong rip currents and some moderate swells will be felt in the coastal waters for this area, but tri-staters should not see any further impact from the storm.

    Flood warnings have finally been discontinued along the Passaic River in New Jersey. The river overflowed its banks and flooded nearby towns, prompting President Barack Obama to visit the city of Paterson earlier this month.