(Click HERE to watch the WCBSTV weather forecast) Don’t forget to bundle up if you’re headed out in New York City today. After all, it is August 21. The city along with the rest of the tri-state region is feeling the chilly effect of a cold front sweeping through the region, accompanied by cool rain showers. As of 4:00PM the high temperature for the day in Central Park was just 59 degrees.
In fact, if it doesn’t warm up at all for the rest of the day, the 59-degree high would tie the record for the coldest high temperature ever for the month of August in New York City, when it reached just 59 degrees in 1911.
The unusually cold air mass has come down from Canada, colliding with the moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin.
Temperatures are expected to climb back into the 90s by Friday.