Tuesday Overview: Near record warmth thru Wed, then cooler & unsettled

More summer-like warm temperatures are in store for today, as strong, anomalous ridge for this time builds over the region. Mostly sunny skies  are expected today with highs reaching the lower to middle 80s. A deepening low over Southeast Canada will cause winds to somewhat gusty of south later this afternoon. These winds could keep parts of Long Island and south-facing shores a little cooler. But temperatures are still closer to normal for July. A few record highs were broken across the area already yesterday. These are record highs from National Weather Service will be jeopardy again today.

Central Park,NY 82 (1990)

LaGuardia Airport,NY 79 (2007)

JFK Airport,NY 77 (1964)

Newark,NJ 80 (1964)

Islip,NY 74 (2006)

Bridgeport, CT 75 (1990)

Mostly clear skies and warm conditions remain into this evening. The clouds will increase overnight as a weak cold front approaches from the northwest. But high pressure will likely keep the region the dry overnight. Low temperatures  will be in the 60s for much of the region. The cold front will push south through the region tomorrow. More clouds may mix with sunshine during the day tomorrow.  But west-northwest downslope winds will likely help temperatures rise into lower to middle 80s over much of the region. Temperatures could reach or break record highs again on Wednesday. Then a cooling trend begins Thursday and Friday with some showers possible, as a large upper-level trough and low pressure along a frontal boundary affects the region. However, current model guidance shows this low pressure organizing too late for a widespread, heavy rainfall for the local region. A few other highlights for today.

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