Only two more hot and humid days to go before we head into what looks to be an extended period of cool weather. Central Park has not seen a below normal daily high almost three weeks. That extended period of warm weather put last month into a three-way tie with 2002 and 2012 for the 20th warmest July on record. Still, only five days reached 90 degrees, which is more than two days less than average.
The highs for today and tomorrow will be very close to that 90 degree mark as we are under a high pressure system that is wedged between a stationary front well to our south and a cold front that roared across the Midwest and is now crossing into western New York and Pennsylvania. As that cold front approaches we could see showers or thunderstorms from late tonight through tomorrow afternoon.
It's a weather regime change once that front passes. Wednesday is expected to be seasonably mild, with a high in the mid-80s under sunny skies. On Thursday we might not hit 80 for the first time in nearly a month. The forecasts don't yet seem to have a good handle on Friday's weather but the general idea is cool, cloudy and possibly rainy. Sun should return for the weekend with highs in the low 80s, unless you're relying on the Weather Channel forecast which thinks Saturday and Sunday will be cloudy.