NEW YORK (PIX11) — The holiday weekend ended on a great note as temperatures soared into the mid-80s. Heading into the shortened workweek, sweltering heat will cross the region as temperatures soar into the 90s. A few record highs could even be in jeopardy. The good news is that the heat will be brief as a cool down is expected for the rest of the week.
Monday night will be gorgeous on the warm side. Skies will be mainly clear with temperatures trailing down into the low 70s.
Winds will shift southwesterly and that will bump temperatures up into the 90s. The current record for Central Park is 96 degrees, so there is a chance that it may be broken. While it will be certainly hot, the humidity is not expected to be oppressive keeping the heat index at a minimum.
A cold front drops in from the north and east late on Tuesday night. A shower or storm cannot be ruled out during the overnight hours. It will also cool things down significantly on Wednesday. Temperatures during the day will likely struggle to get out of the 60s under partly cloudy skies. Later, a cold front will bring the chance of scattered showers and storms, most of which will occur during the evening hours.
Temperatures should recover back into the upper 70s to around 80 on Thursday. Late in the day, a wave of low pressure passing to the south could bring the chance of a shower around.
Heading into next weekend, the forecast looks great as high pressure settles across the region. Expect sunny skies with highs around the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.
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