First Taste of Fall in NYC

Autumn’s chill arrived in New York City this weekend, two weeks after the official start of the season.

Following days of above average warmth, temperatures dropped dramatically overnight on Saturday when a cold front moved through the region. This arctic blast brought the city its coldest air of the season to date.  Daytime highs plummeted from 78°F on Friday to 54°F on Sunday.

This jarring cold snap is a reminder that what goes up must come down, especially in a transitional season like autumn.  Forecasters expect to see a rebound in temperatures later this week, but only to seasonal levels.

Graph Credit: The Weather Gamut

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Melissa Fleming is an artist and writer focused on nature and the environment. 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 conferences and events around the world.