Combine the fourth warmest March, warmest April and tenth warmest (sort of, the Weather Service has a unique way of counting ties) May and you get the warmest spring ever recorded in Central Park. The three-month average temperature of 57.1 degrees was 4.7 degrees above normal, nearly a degree warmer than second place 1991 and nearly thirteen degrees higher than the bone-chilling spring of 1888. The first five months of 2010 have been the sixth warmest start to a year.
The warm trend looks like it will continue well into June. We'll see a high in the mid 80s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. A weak cold will approach the area tomorrow night. Ahead of the front we'll see temperatures in the upper 80s tomorrow and plenty of humidity. The front is going to take its sweet time getting here so there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms from Thursday afternoon through Friday, with the best shot being Thursday night. Friday's high will return to the mid 80s.
Unsettled weather will last through the weekend as the cold front and a weak high pressure system trying to replace it battle to a draw. Saturday and Sunday are expected to have a mix of sun, clouds and showers with highs in the low 80s.