The season officially changed to autumn over the weekend, but it felt more like summer in New York City.
The temperature in Central Park hit 87°F on the equinox. Then on Sunday, it soared to 91°F, setting a new record high for the date. The previous record of 89°F had been in place since 1959.
At this point in September, temperatures usually peak in the lower 70s. But with a stubborn ridge of high pressure sitting over the region, warm equatorial air is flowing further north than it normally would at this time of year.
If you are ready for autumn, fear not. Temperatures that are more seasonable are expected to return to the city later this week.