It’s sure to be one of the most talked about topics at the watercooler: what’s up with this heat?
Call it one last blast of record warmth before November’s big comeback. Temps climbed quickly Monday morning, with many of us feeling the 70s by 9 am
But it certainly didn’t stop there.
Within another three hours, previous record highs were surpassed at JFK Airport, Newark Airport, as well as in Bridgeport and Islip — with high cracking 80 degrees in some spots.
Newark’s past high for Nov. 7 was set back in 1938 — the same for Central Park, which came up short on Monday at 77 degrees. Still very comfortable for November weather.
It may be November but it sure hasn’t felt like it outside this past week. NBC New York’s Erica Byfield reports.
Monday follows a series of warmer than usual days for the area. Runners especially felt the heat and humidity on Sunday during the annual NYC Marathon.
But the temperatures come tumbling down Monday night, stay that way into Tuesday morning. The lows for Tuesday morning are expected to be 30 degrees cooler than Monday’s highs.
Storm Team 4 says Election Day will be a dry, chilly one for us, but it’s really just a return to average, with temperatures in the mid-50s. Temps start the climb back up by the end of the week, but that’s when the remnants of Subtropical Storm Nicole are expected to arrive, bringing a soaking rainfall.