An Early Taste of Summer for NYC

The official start of summer is more than a month away, but temperatures have been soaring in New York City!

A large ridge in the jet stream has ushered unseasonably warm air into the region. In fact, eight of the last twelve days have seen temperatures reach well into the 80s. Today, the mercury soared to 86°F in Central Park, making it the warmest day of the year to date. Our normal high for this time of year is 70°F.

While the pre-season warmth can be easy to acclimate to, especially after a cold and snowy winter, these summer-like conditions are not expected to last much longer. A cold front is forecast to move through the region late tonight sending temperatures back to more seasonable levels.

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About Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.