Yesterday's Central Park high of 78 surpassed by one degree the record for March 22nd set in 1938. If the thermometer reaches the forecast high of 76 this afternoon we will tie the 1923 record for this date. Nobody will be surprised by this, but as of now March is running at a record warm pace.

Today will be the last day of the extreme warm weather as a low pressure system from the Midwest sneaks under the upper level ridge over the East Coast this weekend. Look for clouds to develop tonight and hang out all weekend. Saturday's high will be around 60. Why, that's only ten degrees warmer than normal! As the passes to the south of the city it will bring a good chance of rain starting tomorrow afternoon, peaking Saturday night, and lasting until late Sunday. The weekend timing sucks but we could use the rain.

The work week will begin with a clean Canadian air mass. Monday is likely to warm to 60 degrees, but the dry air will cause the temperature to plummet into the 30s Monday night. With a high in the low 50s Tuesday might be the first cooler-than-normal day in more than two weeks.