Sun and clouds for NYC; possible downpours on Wednesday
NOW: Limited sunshine, warm and slightly humid this afternoon. A few sprinkles possible through this evening.
NEXT: The best chance for steady rain with a few downpours will be Wednesday morning into the early afternoon.
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Darryl Green says to expect sun and clouds to stick around through Tuesday evening before possible showers on Wednesday.
TROPICAL UPDATE: Hurricane Franklin is currently a major Category 4 hurricane slowly moving northeast in the Atlantic. It is expected to bring dangerous rip currents, waves and surf to all of the ocean-facing beaches Wednesday through this weekend. Minor coastal flooding will be possible on Wednesday in Brooklyn and Queens due to the high surf from Franklin and the supermoon occurring later that evening.
Tropical Storm Idalia continues to rapidly intensify in the Gulf as it moves into a favorable environment. It is expected to strengthen to a major Category 3 hurricane by Wednesday and impact the southwest coast of Florida and the Florida Peninsula. Significant flash flooding, dangerous storm surge and strong winds are expected. Next areas of interest are the Carolinas and Georgia. Idalia will bring us a few more clouds on Friday and rough surf through this weekend.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, chance of sprinkles. Lows near 68.
Tuesday: Cloudy, not as warm and muggy. Chance of showers. Highs 76. Lows near 69.
Wednesday: Steady rain, slow improvement, clouds and sun and warm. Dangerous rip current risk expected from Franklin. Highs near 80. Lows near 63.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, refreshing breeze and pleasant. Highs near 76. Lows near 65.
Friday: More clouds than sun and warm. Highs near 77. Lows near 63.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, nice and warm. Highs near 79. Lows near 67.