This morning's low in Central Park dipped down to 71 degrees, which is five degrees warmer than the normal high for the day and nineteen degrees warmer than the average low. As shown on the graph above, that fits in with the pattern we've seen for almost the past month as today will be the 24th day of the last 27 to be warmer than normal.

The source of today's warm weather,—this afternoon's high will be in the upper 70s—is what is left of Hurricane Nate. Showers and thunderstorms are likely to bring much needed rain through late afternoon and a south wind could be quite gusty at times, especially east of the city. Nate's remains will be well north of the city by this evening, leading to a tapering off of both the rain and wind.

Drier weather will quickly move in behind the departing storm bringing another sunny and warm day tomorrow. Tuesday's high will be close to 80.

A back door cold front sneaking down from New England tomorrow night promises to bring the temperature back down to normal for the remainder of the week. If you're sick of the warm weather, note that afternoon highs are expected to range from the mid 60s to lower 70s from Wednesday through Friday. The cooler weather will be accompanied by mostly cloudy skies and a decent chance of rain each day. Don't despair, summer weather fans, a warm front is expected to arrive this weekend, pushing the temperature back into the mid 70s on Saturday and possibly into the 80s on Sunday.