It's a new record! Yesterday's high of 92 in Central Park surpassed the old record of 90 degrees set in 1936. The hottest place in town yesterday was at LaGuardia airport, where the high topped off at 97 degrees. The heat will continue today, as the cold front that will chase away the subtropical air won't arrive until late afternoon. Look for the temperature to hit 90, with possibly a few isolated showers or thunderstorms popping up, before the front arrives.
Cooler, drier weather will rush in pretty quickly after the front passes, making for a pretty nice weekend. Saturday's high will be around 70 under mostly sunny skies and Sunday looks like it will warm to the upper 60s under a mix of sun and clouds.
The next chance of rain will be late Sunday night when another cold front is expected to pass through the region. The front looks like a slow-mover, making for a good chance of showers or thunderstorms lasting through Monday. The extended forecast shows near-normal temperatures through at least next weekend as the jet stream flattens out and takes a more west-to-east flow pattern.