Cool, less humid air that moved into the New York City area Tuesday will stick around into Saturday.
Most days will be sunny. High temperatures around the metro area will be in the 70s with nighttime lows in the 50s and 60s for outdoor activities, ball games and the U.S. Open.
The outlying suburbs can get even cooler at night.
Some early morning commuters from the northern and western suburbs along I-80, I-84 and the Thruway may encounter patchy fog and slow travel.
The next chance of rain is not until Sunday, when a reinforcing cool front arrives from the northwest. A few spots may get a shower or thunderstorm on Sunday, but the vast majority of the time through Sunday will be rain free for outdoor plans. Sunday will also be warmer and a tad more humid.
More cool air will settle in for the first part of next week.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the western United States into the upcoming weekend.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
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2.75" of rain in less than 60 minutes just east of downtown Cleveland. 3.12" of rain fell in less than 60 minutes in Elyria.
Pollack, MD (2008)
Softball-sized hail shattered cars and windows.
Bridgetown, NJ (1803)
Tornado at 8:00 a.m. "The storm increased, and for the space of about three-quarters of an hour the lightnings were incessant and the thundering most awfully majestic." "The body of a covered wagon, taken from the wagon house, torn from from the springs, shattered and set up on end, the axel trees broken and 3 of the wheels torn from the same were found in different places at a distance of 50 feet." "One new wheel of a new heavy strong wagon broken entirely to pieces."