April heat wave shatters records in New York City
Special to amNewYork
An April heat wave had New Yorkers flocking to city parks and beaches Sunday as weather records came toppling down.
Temperatures in Central Park reached 92, shattering the 1942 record of 84, according to the National Weather Service. LaGuardia Airport also smashed 1957s record of 80 degrees with a sweltering 91.Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, said that the high temperatures are due to an area of high pressure off the Southeast coast, which typically form later in the year. Its also known as a Bermuda High, he said, It pulls up a lot of warm air from the south.
Monday should be a little cooler, and isnt likely to be record-breaking, but Tuesday should be another scorcher, with a high near 90.
Tuesday night, a cold front is set to move in, keeping highs to around 70 on Wednesday and only the low 60s on Thursday.
Latest National Weather forecast here.