At least one New Jersey town saw its first 90-degree day in months as the mercury climbed to marks normally seen in late July, Storm Team 4 says.
High temperatures hit 91 degrees in Newark on Wednesday afternoon, marking the first time the city has seen conditions that hot since Sept. 9.
In Central Park, it hit 88 degrees, while several other areas from Long Island to New Jersey saw the mercury climb into the upper 80s. The heat comes a little over a week after temperatures struggled to climb out of the 40s in spots.
Air quality health advisories were also in effect for large swaths of the tri-state on Wednesday as the Health Department urged residents to limit outdoor activities due to elevated air pollution levels.
The heat will continue tomorrow, with a high of 89 expected for the tri-state. Temperatures in the low 80s are expected through Sunday, with the chance of thunderstorms Friday.
Expect summer-like temperatures to continue on Memorial Day as well, with the mercury expected to hit about 80 degrees, but with a chance of showers.