Hot, August-Like Conditions Across the Tri-State


hotIt’s only early April, but the tri-state area feels more like July or August today, as the region has been hit with a significant heat wave.  CBS 2 Meteorologist John Elliott is predicting unseasonable warm temperatures to continue, ranging from the mid to upper 80s.

The Central Park record for April 7 is 89 degrees, set in 1929.

“I want to make sure you have the right clothes, the right shoes, light colored. Don’t forget the sunscreen and the water,” said Elliott. “Prepare as you would for a scorcher during mid-summer.”

“The last time we hit 87 degrees was on August 21 of last year,” added Elliott.

The southwest winds will fill in at possibly 20 mph, so along with the sunshine, a warm wind will be blowing.

There are fire weather watches and warnings for high brush fire potential in the area.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low only in the mid-60s, near 60 in the suburbs.

Thursday, sun will give way to clouds, but it will still be quite warm – near 80, but cooler along the coastline. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms by Thursday night.

{WCBS-TV/Noam Newscenter}