NY May Set a Record as Temperatures Near 90

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New York City is forecast to break a 9-year-old record high temperature tomorrow as a blast of unseasonably warm air arrives to start the new month, according to the National Weather Service.

The temperature in New York’s Central Park is expected to reach 89 Fahrenheit, which would break the 2001 record for the day of 87.

High temperatures in New York are normally about 66 degrees at this time of year. The warm weather throughout the New York and New Jersey area prompted the agency to issue red flag warnings earlier this week, meaning there is an elevated risk for brush fires.

A similar warning has now been issued for eastern Massachusetts and southern Maine and New Hampshire.

The hot weather will continue through the weekend. By early next week, temperatures will still be above normal, although not as high.

(Source: Bloomberg.com)