What to Know
- A glorious but humid start to the day Thursday gave way to isolated storms through the night and even some tornado warnings
- Expect more of the same on Friday -- a humid start with rain forecast later in the day; the damp weather continues into Saturday morning
- Skies clear up before Sunday, but the mercury will climb back into the 90s and is expected to stay there through the early part of next week
A glorious but humid start to the day Thursday gave way to isolated storms through the night, and ended in a spate of rare tornado warnings for parts of the Big Apple and Long Island and a stampede of New Jersey concertgoers seeking shelter.
The tornado warning was issued for the Bronx, Queens and Nassau through 10:45 p.m. Thursday night. The storm never produced a twister, however, according to Storm Team 4, there were reports of a tree down in College Point.
Meanwhile, concertgoers at the Beyonce and Jay-Z show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey were ordered to seek shelter amid an approaching thunderstorm. The concert started at 11:08 p.m. and Beyonce thanked the crowd for staying around.
Although the extreme mugginess isn't going anywhere, the rain started to taper off by Thursday night, Storm Team 4 says.
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But don't put away the umbrella just yet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to plague the tri-state as the weekend approaches. Friday will start off dry but steamy, with heat index values quickly approaching 90 degrees before noon across much of the tri-state. More pop-up showers and storms are expected on Friday evening into Saturday morning as a cold front moves across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
The rain moves out on Saturday afternoon, but a stray shower or storm can’t be ruled out again either. Sunday, which could be the start of a mini heat wave, looks dry throughout the tri-state, though it’ll be hot and humid, with highs in the low 90s.