The high temperature near Sandy Hook Bay , NJ on May 18, 2017
The first day of summer arrived early around New York Harbor. A subtropical high over the western Atlantic waters brought a few days of summer after a few chilly, rainy months of spring.
High temperature readings on Wednesday around New York Harbor were in the upper 70s to upper 80s, depending on where you were located. A taste of things to come.
By Thursday afternoon, everyone was feeling the heat. According to the National Weather Service in Upton, NY:
Central Park broke their record - 91 degrees F (90 was the old record set in 1936)
Islip, NY tied a record reaching 89 degrees F. This ties the record of 89 previously set in 1977.
Newark set a new record – 91 degrees F
Break out the shorts and sunscreen! The heat is not going away. According to a long range forecast by NOAA for the upcoming summer season, expect above normal temperatures.