After a cool start to the week, Central Park warmed up into lower 70s on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the air conditioner will be needed. The city and inland areas could hit the 90-degree mark, but it will come with the risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some of these storms could be locally severe with damaging winds.
Tuesday night starts out with clear skies, but clouds will be on the increase overnight as a warm front lifts through the region. Temperatures will only drop into the mid 60s in the city.
On Wednesday, the sun will break through the clouds and temperatures will soar into the upper 80s to around 90 degrees in the city. Coastal sections will be much cooler with the winds coming off the ocean. A cold front will press into the region from the west bringing the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and in the evening. While the best chance of severe storms will occur well north, a few isolated storms could contain damaging winds as they approach the coast.
Thursday will be a delightful day featuring a good deal of sunshine throughout. A cooler breeze will bring temperatures back down in the lower 80s.
Things start to get unsettled as the week comes to a close. A storm system approaches from the Ohio Valley bringing rain starting in the afternoon. The rain will continue into Friday night before it starts to taper off on Saturday. Due to the rain and onshore breeze, temperatures will be on the cool side with highs only topping out in the low to mid 60s on Friday and Saturday.
Sunday will be a better day with partly sunny skies, but there will still be a bit of a breeze. Temperatures will be a little milder with highs in the upper 60s.
Conditions will continue to improve on Memorial Day. Expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 70s making it the pick of the holiday weekend.