7:30 AM | Attention now shifts to Hurricane Irene which could ride up the east coast later this weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, pleasant, highs near 80

Tonight

Mostly clear, comfortable, lows near 60

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, upper 70’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, upper 70’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, warmer, more humid, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid 80’s

Friday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, near 85

Saturday

Some sun then increasing clouds late, low-to-mid 80’s

Discussion

New York City continued to experience heavy rainfall yesterday during this very wet month of August, but has not had any contribution to the high monthly totals from any tropical system – and all of could change dramatically later this weekend. Last week we discussed the potential threat for a tropical system to affect the southeast US late this week for the first time this hurricane season and now all eyes are on Hurricane Irene. It appears that Irene will head towards the east coast of Florida by around Friday. It could possibly then take a track right along the east coast and threaten us with heavy rain by late this weekend - adding to our already excessive monthly rainfall totals.

Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTDj6YnGpf0