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NYC: Unsettled Weather to Start the Week

The first part of the week will feature a change in the weather pattern across the Northeast.

A trend toward cooler temperatures and continued chances for showers and thunderstorms can be expected for the next few days.

After a very warm weekend, the air will feel noticeably cooler on Monday in New York City, thanks to a backdoor cold front.

As much as 10-15 degrees will be shaved off Sunday's high for Monday, but that temperature will actually be closer to what is normal for the middle of May.

Spotty showers and thunderstorms will be around late in the day on Monday, but the better chance for stronger storms comes on Tuesday.

A second cold front looks to sweep eastward and be the trigger for a more widespread area of thunderstorms. Gusty winds, small hail and heavy rainfall will accompany these storms.

While the rain and storms may be a nuisance as people go about their day, the region is in need of rain and was officially declared abnormally dry by the United States Drought Monitor on Thursday.

A raincoat, waterproof boots and an umbrella will certainly come in handy as you head out the door to work.

This front will push east of the region by Wednesday and a return to pleasant and dry weather can be expected for the later part of the week.