Finally! Tri-State Basks in Record Highs, Warmest Weather Since September

By Storm Team 4
|  Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013  |  Updated 4:57 PM EDT
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Chris Cimino's afternoon weather forecast for Tuesday, April 9.

Chris Cimino's afternoon weather forecast for Tuesday, April 9.

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After one day of spring-like weather, it's already starting to feel like summer.

Temperatures cracked the 80-degree mark Tuesday, breaking 1991 records throughout the tri-state.

Newark Airport broke the record with 85 degrees, Kennedy Airport made history with 83, and Islip, on Long Island, shattered the record with 82. It was also 82 in Central Park, but that didn't quite break the 1991 record of 86 degrees.

The warmth brought a welcome reprieve to tri-state residents who endured a seemingly endless streak of chilly weather before Monday brought the warmest air of the year.

Forecasters say the summery temperatures will stick around for two days. Residents along coastal Long Island and in Connecticut should expect cooler temperatures because of the sea breeze.

While most of the next 48 hours is expected to be sunny -- and the warmest weather since September -- meteorologists say a few downpours could pop up occasionally, as is common with these temperatures. 

Isolated thunderstorms could dampen the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, but any water should evaporate quickly as temperatures rise. 

Enjoy the summery weather while it lasts, because much cooler weather builds toward the end of the week. A back-door cold front plunges temperatures into the 50s Thursday afternoon into Friday, and heavy rain, wind and possibly thunderstorms may move in as the week moves out.

The weather dries out for the weekend, though, with highs in the middle-to-upper 50s Saturday and Sunday amid sunny skies. Temperatures bump back up into the low 60s on Monday.

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