Tri-State Swelters, Reaches High of 89

It hasn't been this hot since Aug. 8 of last year

Tuesday, May 29, 2012  |  Updated 6:07 PM EDT
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Raphael Miranda's for Tuesday, May 29.

Raphael Miranda's for Tuesday, May 29.

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Temps just missed the 90-degree mark in Central Park today, a high not seen there since Aug. 8 last year.

The high was 89 in Central Park, as it was on Monday.

The average high for May 29 is 74. But Central Park isn't in any record territory for today -- the record was 97, set back in 1969.

Those temps seemed even hotter today with the humidity, making it feel more like the mid-90s.

Some thunderstorms are possible this evening, with potential for gusty winds and hailstones.  A tornado watch is in effect for Ulster and Dutchess counties until 9 p.m.

Another day of warm comes Wednesday, with a high of 85. But then the humidity plummets Wednesday night, and the tri-state will feel relief on Thursday, when highs are expected around 78.

Friday's high is forecast in the low 70s, and Saturday looks dreary with temps just in the 60s.

Steve Sosna contributed to this report

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