Thursday Overview: Warmth until Friday, then cooler this weekend

After a very wet start, the weather has improved this week. It been several degrees warmer than normal and that should continue today with temperatures in the lower to middle 80s, for much of the area. Closer to the shore, sea-breezes will keep temperatures a little cooler this afternoon, perhaps in the 70s. Mostly clear skies and light winds will lead to more radiational cooling tonight. There will likely be a large range in low temperatures from the lower 60s over NYC metro to some upper 40s for the interior valleys and Pine barrens.

Friday will be warmer in the middle to upper 80s with more west-downslope winds, for most of the region. Some scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible ahead of a strong cold front coming through Friday night. Instability and moisture will limited, no organized severe weather or widespread heavy rainfall is currently anticipated. But behind this front, will be a much cooler, drier airmass with more seasonable temperatures and fair weather. Here are some highlights for this upcoming weekend:

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