Temperatures crept back into the 90s for the second day in a row Friday, capping off the month of May with a taste of summer.
Central Park saw 90 degrees before noon, while Newark, N.J., LaGuardia Airport and Danbury, Conn. all reached 92 degrees. Bridgeport, Conn. reached a record high of 91. The humidity made it feel more like a sweltering 95.
"Just drink a lot of water," Mayor Bloomberg said on his radio show Friday. "And probably not too smart to go out in the bright sun in midday and exercise."
It should be slightly cooler at the beaches. Meteorologists say it'll be a great weekend to be by the ocean, where beach-goers will get a refreshing late afternoon breeze to melt some of the humidity.
Saturday temperatures are expected to reach near 90 degrees again, and if they hit that mark for the third straight day, the tri-state will officially have its first heat wave of the year, according to the traditional definition of three days in a row with temps of 90 or above.
Warm temperatures return Sunday, though with a noticeable drop into the 80s and cloudier skies.
A cold front will trigger some heavy thunderstorms Sunday night into Monday, making way for cooler, more comfortable temperatures in the 70s after that front passes through Monday night.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the middle 70s under mostly sunny skies through Wednesday.