Record High Temperatures Across the Region, But It Won’t Last – NBC New York (47)

What a difference a day makes.

The official start of summer is still a few weeks away, but Tuesday felt like the heatwave of August, as many places in all three states set record high temperatures, though it will be a lot different on Wednesday.

Newark, Poughkeepsie, Bridgeport, Islip and JFK Airport in Queens surpassed previous record highs Tuesday afternoon. In Newark, it inched close to 100 degrees at one point in the afternoon!

One of the only places that didn’t hit a record was Central Park, which reached 93 degrees, just shy of the record set in 1939 of 96 degrees. However, as most would agree, it was still very hot in the city without setting a record, and it was still the hottest day yet in 2022 for Central Park.

But all that is about to change, after isolated showers move in overnight, along with a weak backdoor cold front.

For Wednesday, temperatures are expected to be about 20 degrees lower. Wind blowing off the ocean will keep temperatures below 70 degrees through the afternoon, then comes the threat of severe weather. Lightning and damaging winds are possible with the storm line, though hail, flash flooding and tornadoes are unlikely at this point.

The greatest chance for severe weather remains west of New York City, in northwestern New Jersey and elsewhere in the Hudson Valley.

The front will bring another chance for thunderstorms again on Thursday as the air remains unsettled. Damaging straight line winds appear to be the main potential threat once again. Check the latest weather alerts here.

New’s 4 John Chandler is in Brooklyn Bridge Park, as New Yorkers try to cool off in the humid heat.

Temperatures are likely to stay in the 70s to 80s from Thursday through the weekend. After a chance for thunderstorms arrives on Thursday, the weekend appears to be clear with mostly sunny or partly cloudy skies.

The next chance for showers and thunderstorms after that won’t come until Wednesday and Thursday of next week, though temperatures will still stay in the comfortable 70s and 70s until then.

Check out the latest severe weather alerts for your neighborhood here.

Keep track of upcoming weather using our interactive radar below.

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