Feel the Burn? Region Bakes in Another Hot April Day

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Meteorologist Chris Cimino gives you the forecast. (Published Thursday, Apr 8, 2010)

    The tri-state can expect another unseasonably hot day, even if it's a bit cooler than Wednesday, as the region again bakes in 80 degree weather -- some 20 degrees higher than normal.

    On Wednesday, temperatures reached a record-setting 90 degrees in Central Park, melting the previous record of 89 degrees set way back in 1929.  Newark also reached record temperatures, where it also hit 90 degrees, smashing the previous record of 85 degrees.

    Today's temperatures could reach about 83 degrees in Central Park, but the heat will be broken later tonight when rain is expected to move into the area.  Temperatures will drop back down to around 62 degrees in the City for Friday, and a cooler weekend is in store, forecasters said.

    The heat-flash follows a snowy, tough winter on the East Coast and the wettest March on record for the tri-state.

    The region was slammed by two major storms last month, dropping nearly 11 inches in Central Park, surpassing the record 10.54 inches set in 1983. Of this month's total, over 4 inches had fallen in a massive, three day storm, the National Weather Service said.

    The early April heat wave has many wondering whether this spring and summer will take a different tone from last summer, where rain and cool temperatures lingered through June.