The temperature was well on its way to reaching 90 degrees in Central Park yesterday before the sea breeze—which was pretty obvious from the line of clouds on the satellite image—crept north to put the kibosh on the heat in the early afternoon. We had to settle for a high of 89 degrees and a second chance of reaching 90 today.
It is going to be close this afternoon. The high pressure system that was overhead yesterday has moved offshore and the resulting southwest winds should prevent the sea breeze from forming. With plenty of sun this afternoon's temperature should top off right around 90 degrees. If you plan to cool off at the beach be aware that high surf and dangerous rip currents from Hurricane Cristobal will be present this afternoon and tomorrow.
There is a small chance of showers of thunderstorms this evening as a cold front approaches the region. Pleasant weather will return tomorrow as the next Canadian high pressure system arrives. Look for mostly sunny skies and a high in the lower 80s.
The extremely pleasant weather will stick around for Friday but summer's heat and humidity will return for a party over Labor Day weekend. Friday's high will only reach the upper 70s. Saturday is expected to warm to the low 80s as the humidity returns, while we may see 90 degrees and a thunderstorm on Sunday. Labor Day itself looks like it will be pretty warm with a good chance of showers or thunderstorms.