Yesterday's high was 94 degrees in Central Park, the tenth day of the year in which the temperature reached at least 90, and tying it with June 13th as the hottest day of the year. Ten 90-degree days through yesterday is close to the long-term average.
Today has a good chance of surpassing yesterday as the hottest day of the year. A weak cold front will pass through town today and the dry, subsiding air behind it could push the temperature into the mid 90s this afternoon. The dew point will drop to the lower 60s, making it feel much more comfortable than yesterday.
Even drier air will arrive by tomorrow morning and we are likely to break 90 degrees again. A sea breeze is expected to form on Saturday afternoon so places along the shore under the influence of that breeze will get pretty humid. If you are going to the beach you may want to bring a dehumidifier for your tent.
Get your outdoor fun in tomorrow because Sunday could be quite rainy. A southerly dip in the jet stream, which has been producing all sorts of rain across the upper midwest, will finally arrive on the east coast. As the jet interacts with a stalled out cold front to our south, it is likely to produce round after round of showers or thunderstorms starting Saturday evening and lasting all day Sunday and possibly well into Monday. We could be looking at highs in the 70s by the middle of next week as a much cooler air mass arrives following this next rain event.