Happy anniversary highest temperature ever observed in New York City! On this day in 1936 the high temperature in Central Park reached 106 degrees. The closest we've come to that since then is 104 degrees in 1977 and again just three years ago.
No such heat to worry about today because last evening's gust front, which earlier in the day caused extensive damage upstate and killed four people near Syracuse, brought slightly drier, slightly cooler air into the region. Look for an afternoon high in the upper 80s with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms.
Another front arriving from the Midwest is expected to stall over the region tonight. That will keep us in the slight chance of showers or thunderstorms category until late tomorrow evening when a surface high pressure system will finally nudge the front out to sea. Thursday's high will be in the mid 80s with probably more clouds than sun during the day.
As the high moves in so will drier air. Friday and Saturday should have clear skies and highs in the mid 80s. It doesn't look like the forecasts have a good handle on what is to follow as they are all sticking with a 30-40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms from Sunday into early next week.