In the wake of torrential rainfall and flash flooding, spotty showers is keeping New York City damp this weekend.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, was the 10th wettest calendar day on record at Central Park with 4.97 inches of rain falling. (The wettest day on record was Sept. 23, 1882, when 8.28 inches of rain fell, according to the National Weather Service). The total rainfall for April 2014 was 7.85 inches.
Additional showers, light and spotty in nature, is forcing residents and visitors to keep an umbrella handy this weekend as a storm system tracks across the Northeast.
The shower activity through Sunday will not aggravate flooding problems but can be an annoyance for those with outdoor plans. Another potential headache will be the gusty winds, including in the heaviest showers, that will also get kicked up.
The shower chance will end by Monday, setting the stage for a stretch of dry weather through Wednesday.
Partly to mostly sunny conditions will prevail daily from Monday through Wednesday with temperatures rising to within a couple degrees of normal. A high around 68 F is typical in early May.
Not until late in the week will warmer air surge across the mid-Atlantic. However, it will be a close call with that warmth reaching New York City versus cooler air refusing to depart.
AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.
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