Cool, comfortable, dry weather will prevail this week, the National Weather Service said.
And don't expect rain anytime soon, forecasters say.
Wednesday's high was about 80 degrees with lowering humidity and abundant sunshine, forecasters said — the first of a string of such days with clear nights ahead as well. The nighttime low Wednesday will be about 62 and evening temperatures will drop into the 50s this week.
Sunny skies will continue Thursday, with temperatures dipping into the mid-70s.
Then, the weather service said, Thursday night will likely be the coldest night in about three months.
"With a dry air mass, clear skies and light winds, temperatures across the interior and the Long Island pine barrens should be able to drop into the mid-40s," the weather service said. "Across the coast and Long Island low to mid-50s are expected and across the NYC/NJ metro area upper 50s to lower 60s are expected."
Friday will also be sunny and slightly warmer, though temperatures should remain in the mid-70s.
Then Saturday, temperatures are expected to bounce back up to around 80 degrees and it will again be sunny.
Similar weather is forecast for Sunday through at least Tuesday.