Temperatures have been soaring in the northeastern United States. In fact, it feels like mid-summer and the start of that season is still more than two weeks away.
In New York City, temperatures reached 90°F for three consecutive days. This marks the city’s first official heat wave of the season. Our normal high for this time of year is a more moderate 75°F. This extreme heat also caused a number health concerns, including air quality alerts.
The dramatic rise in temperature across the region was the result of a Bermuda High – an area of high pressure that steers hot air from the Gulf of Mexico toward the northeast. The summer-like conditions of this weather pattern, however, are expected to come to a stormy end late tonight as a cold front moves into the area.