Another day of warmer than average temperatures is expected across the area today, with temperatures in the immediate NYC area climbing to near or slightly above 90 degrees. A cold front will move through on Thursday night, producing scattered thunderstorms during the day, followed by a cooler, dry and mostly sunny weekend. A pattern change currently underway, however, will lead to a more active and stormier pattern next week as the region sits near the boundary between a significant heat wave to the west and cooler temps to the east.
Tuesday, August 20 Observations:
As a high pressure built back into the region, a warmer air mass returned with temperatures returning to above average levels along with slightly more humid conditions. Partly sunny skies were observed on Tuesday across the area with temperatures warming up to the mid to upper 80s for most, peaking at 90 degrees in Newark, making it the first time in nearly a month that Newark reached 90 degrees. The coolest high temperature was 83 degrees in Port Jervis, NY and Danbury, CT. The rest of NYC fell just short of the 90 degree mark, with LaGuardia peaking at 89 and Central Park at 88.