While the afternoon weather was kinder than expected, the metro-east is still expected to see some severe weather going into Monday.
Weather officials predicted thunderstorms would begin developing late Sunday afternoon with strong wind gusts, damaging hail and even a few tornadoes.
Although a brief torrent of rain swept through the metro-east around noon, it was quickly quelled by warm, steamy sunshine. No serious damage was reported.
However, the National Weather Service is maintaining a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Sunday, with showers and thunderstorms likely. The high temperature is expected to remain in the upper 70s, with a 60 percent chance of rain.
On Sunday night, it is expected to be breezy and cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Low temperatures are predicted in the mid-60s, with a 90 percent chance of rain.
On Monday, it should be breezy and partly cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of rain and temperatures up to 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.