Wednesday's high in Central Park snuck up to 90 degrees. That's the first 90-degree day this month and it means this won't be the first August since 2000 without such a day. For the year so far sixteen 90-degree days have been observed over there near Belvedere Castle. The average for the last 30 years is a touch under 18 days. With no hot spell expected in the next ten days time is running out to get up to that average.
With the passage of a cold front last night drier air is pouring into the area today. The dew point dropped considerably and will continue to do so for much of the day. As the spread between the dew point and the air temperature increases, the chance of clouds decreases, so we are in for a mostly sunny day with a high in the mid 80s. The cooler portion of this new air mass will arrive tonight, which means tomorrow will be sunny with a high in the upper 70s. Sunday's high is expected to reach the lower 80s.
More sunny skies are expected on Monday when the high should again reach the lower 80s. The temperature and humidity are expected to increase after that as, in a repeat of this week's weather, the surface high moves offshore and a cold front approaches from the west. Early indications are that showers and thunderstorms could strike in the Tuesday/Wednesday time frame. Feel free to ignore that for now and enjoy the beautiful weekend weather!