On Saturday, according to the NWS, the temperature in Central Park reached 65°F – a new record high for the date. The previous record of 62°F was set in 1923 and tied in 2011. On Sunday, the mercury continued to soar and the city’s temperature reached a balmy 71°F. This shattered the old record of 63°F set in 1998. The average high for this time of year in NYC is 41°F.
These unseasonably high temperatures were the result of warm winds moving into the area from the south as the jet stream retreated to the north. The mild weather is not expected to last much longer, though. Colder – even below average – conditions are expected to return tomorrow as a cold front moves into the region.