NEW YORK (PIX11)— Temperatures soared into the 90s on Tuesday as winds came from the west and southwest. Most of the official reporting stations outside of Central Park and Laguardia Airport broke their previous record highs set on the day. Newark was the hot spot as temperatures topped out at around 98 degrees. Fortunately, the heat will be short-lived as a cold front drifts in from the east.

As this cold front crosses through, temperatures are taking quite a tumble. Winds will shift from the west to the east, making temperatures drop some 20 to 30 degrees in some cases. Along with the wind shift, we may see winds briefly gust to around 30 mph. Overnight temperatures will end up in the mid-60s. Along with the tumbling temperatures, there could be a stray shower that develops during the overnight period along the frontal boundary.

Wednesday will feel dramatically cooler compared to Tuesday. Skies will feature a good deal of clouds around and a cool wind will continue to come from the east. Temperatures will likely stay in the 60s for much of the day before topping out at around 70 late in the day. A few weak disturbances will cross through bringing in widely scattered showers in the afternoon. Later in the evening, the chance will be on the increase especially well west of the city. The Storm Predication Center has areas to the west of the city at a marginal risk for severe weather indicating that a few isolated storms may contain damaging winds.

Any storms that do make their way to the coast should weaken because of the cooler air mass.

Thursday looks to be a warmer day with partly sunny skies. Winds should shift more southerly bringing temperatures up toward 80. A storm system looks to pass to the south bringing the chance of showers late at night and perhaps linger into early Friday morning.

The rest of Friday looks pleasant with partly sunny skies and highs near 80.

As far as the weekend goes, it is shaping up to be pleasant and feature mostly sunny skies. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s to around 80 degrees.