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Suffocating Humidity Returned Wednesday, And Brought Isolated Thunderstorms

What to Know

  • Muggy weather returns Wednesday, with highs near 85 degrees; the threat for thunderstorms also makes a comeback
  • Any severe weather threat lies well south and west of the city, though NJ's Ocean County could see potentially strong storms late Wednesday
  • The wet weather is expected to taper off early Thursday, paving the way or another day in the mid-80s; conditions stay a bit unsettled

Muggy, humid weather retook its suffocating hold on the tri-state area Wednesday before another frontal system that brought some isolated storms to the region later in the day.

The first part of the day was mostly dry, though the humidity was absolutely smothering as temperatures soared into the low-to-mid 80s by early afternoon. A round of showers and thunderstorms moved in from the west Wednesday evening, bringing some wet weather to parts of the tri-state. 

While there were some heavier downpours locally, most areas were not badly disrupted for the evening commute. There were some threats for flooding after torrential rain, but most areas only saw standard showers.

The storms are expected to stretch through part of the overnight before gradually tapering off early Thursday. Rain may come come down heavy briefly during the overnight hours, and a few thunderstorms may pop up with gusty winds.

Track the storms using our interactive radar below.

Storms should be out of the area by Thursday morning. Conditions stay sticky once the wet weather moves out, with highs only falling into the upper 60s overnight as the humidity remains, and temperatures bumping back up into the 80s during the day. 

A cold front brings out more sunshine Thursday afternoon, and less humid air works its way into the region overnight into Friday morning, Storm Team 4 says.

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