Showers Linger, But Brighter and Cooler Days Aren't Far Behind Them - NBC New York

Showers Linger, But Brighter and Cooler Days Aren't Far Behind Them

The weekend looks to be dry for once



    Forecast for Wednesday, Aug. 22

    Storm Team 4 meteorologist Chris Cimino has your forecast for Wednesday, Aug. 22. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Showers, sometimes heavy, will punish the tri-state overnight, but by the time Wednesday's morning commute rolls around it could be dry

    • The day will be hot as a warm front pushes in, but a cold front moves in later in the day that will set the stage for a long stretch of sun

    • The weekend will be dry both days for once, with Sunday being the warmer of the two days with higher humidity, Storm Team 4 says

    Keep the umbrella handy Wednesday, at least for the first half of the day.

    Rain, often heavy at times, is working its way out of the tri-state, and a few lingering showers will keep the morning commute damp, but a brighter and cooler trend is just on the other side, Storm Team 4 says. 

    A warm front pushed in first that brought downpours overnight, but by 6 a.m. the showers moved more to the north and west of New York City, forecasters said. The rain was heavy at times and sparked flood advisories for parts of NJ. Click here for all weather alerts.

    Now the umbrella can be put away for a few hours -- but keep it close. A cold front moving in later in the afternoon could trigger a few more showers, although they will be scattered in nature, Storm Team 4 said.

    On the other side of the front comes much drier air, with a long stretch of sunshine and temperatures in the 80s and far less humidity. The weekend looks to be dry with Sunday being the warmer and the muggier day of the two.

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