New Yorkers faced slate-gray clouds, rain and temperatures stuck on 63 degrees Friday morning. Thursday, it appeared that the heaviest rain might affect this morning's commute. That was true in some western suburbs, but for the area as a whole, the heaviest rain moved in at midday.
Meanwhile, drier air advanced from Ohio and West Virginia and was headed toward the East Coast. This should mean at least partial sunshine for both days of the weekend with only slight chances for any showers. In short, we will go from wet to sunny. However, don't be surprised if areas of dense fog form late tonight and linger into the morning, especially outside of the city.
Rainy weather in New York on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Photo tweeted by Elina Tilipman.
Temperatures will resume their typical daily routine, rising to the 60s in the afternoons and falling through the 50s in the evening hours to settle in the 40s at daybreak. Keep in mind that with the sun now rising after 7 a.m. and not climbing nearly as high as in the summer, cool-weather clothing is often needed much of the morning even if it approaches 70 later in the afternoon.
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