Dry and warm with less haze for Friday; air quality alert in effect for NYC

News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Darryl Green says drier weather and less hazy skies are on the horizon for New Yorkers on Friday before showers return late Saturday.
TODAY: Hazy sky, warm and slightly humid. Highs near 84.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows near 66.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, warm, some haze and less muggy. Highs near 85. Lows near 68.
SATURDAY: An improving forecast as rain is now expected to hold off until Sunday. More clouds and a bit of lingering smoke. Highs near 82. Lows around 69.
SUNDAY: A few showers possible, with an isolated thunderstorm or two during the afternoon. Highs near 82. Lows around 68.
MONDAY: A lingering thunderstorm or two possible. Highs near 83. Lows around 68.
TUESDAY - 4TH OF JULY: Mostly sunny with an isolated pop-up afternoon thunderstorm. Should be dry for fireworks! Highs up to 86. Lows around 70.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, hot & humid. Highs approaching the upper-80s to near 90. Lows near 70.