News NYC weather: Rain, warm temperatures Sunday Rain has soaked New York City. Seen here: People walk through the rain near Times Square in November 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jewel Samad By Georgia Kral January 10, 2016 8:27 AM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email The rain that began falling after midnight and has drenched New York City should taper off by lunchtime and completely move out of the area by 2 p.m. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Engle, the rain and "way above normal" temperatures will make way for a colder rest of the week, with Monday morning's temperature potentially dropping to freezing. Engle said there have been "a lot of unusually warm days" this winter so far, but in mild winters its not out of the norm for mild days to be followed by drastically colder ones. "It happens like that," he said. "The atmosphere has to respond." Sunday's temperature could reach 60 degrees, he said, depending on if a warm front from the south materializes. If we reach 60 we will surpass the standing record for January 10, which was set in 1876. The rest of the week will be cooler, with lows in the 40s. By Georgia Kral Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.