NEW YORK (CBS New York) — Rain has come to our area, making for a messy work week commute.

Along with the rain, we’re seeing areas of fog which is reducing visibility. Temperatures Monday will reach a high of only 71, but likely only after sunset.

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“Waves of low pressure will ride along a front from the south, giving us bouts of rain,” CBS 2HD meteorologist Giorgio Panetta said.

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“So far in September, we’re well over two inches below normal, 2.79 inches below normal,” CBS 2HD meteorologist John Elliott said. “I think between now and Tuesday night an inch to an inch and a half of rain, so a lot of wet weather headed our way.”

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Foggy conditions will continue through Monday night, along with evening rain and showers after midnight. AccuWeather’s Dr. Joe Sobel said the area may also see a thunderstorm Monday night. Winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour were also expected.

As wet as Monday will be, we’ll see a better chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday. “Showers return on Tuesday with a possible rumble of thunder due to the passage of a warm front,” Panetta said. “Bring the umbrellas over the next few days.”

Wednesday will see a slight chance of rain, and Thursday more showers will be possible.

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While the rain is important to a tri-state that’s seen very little precipitation this summer, residents will likely welcome the settling weather later in the week. While there will still be the lingering possibility of showers on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday should be pretty nice.