After a surge of springlike warmth to start the weekend, high temperatures in New York City will trend downward into the start of the new week before a winter storm arrives at midweek.
Residents should not get used to the warmth that had Saturday feeling more like April than the middle of February.
The passage of two cold fronts will cause high temperatures to trend downward into the start of the new week.
Sunday will still be mild for this time of year, just not as warm as Saturday. Temperatures will be returned to more seasonable levels on Monday. A high in the lower 40s is more typical this time of year.
Ahead of the second shot of cooler air, a band of rain will move through on Sunday night. It is not out of the question for the rain to end as a few wet snowflakes.
Attention will then turn toward a potent storm set to emerge from the southern Plains and track to the eastern United States at midweek.
Latest indications point toward mostly rain and gusty winds for the city, which can still lead to slower travel for commuters and airline passengers. The risk of minor coastal flooding will be monitored. It is possible for the rain to start as an wintry mix, especially in the northern and western suburbs.
However, the exact track and strength of the storm will determine the type of precipitation for the New York City area. A track closer to the coast could bring more extended period of wintry weather to the suburbs. A path offshore could lead to snow for more of the region.