Finally, some summer sizzle.
The temperature in Central Park hit 90 degrees yesterday. That’s the first time that’s happened this summer and only the third time this year.
National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina said the last time the mercury crossed the 90-degree mark was in April.
Pollina said the jet stream has been further south than usual this summer, bringing storms and cooler air to the region.
Hazy, hot and humid conditions also blanketed the Garden State. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning Monday for Gloucester, Camden and northwest Burlington counties.
Temperatures peaked yesterday at 93 degrees at the Newark and Atlantic City airports and 91 in Trenton.
It wasn’t much cooler at the shore. Wildwood hit 89 degrees yesterday afternoon.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms didn’t bring the expected relief from the heat last night.
Forecasters expect highs to approach 90 again today.