Parts of the tri-state came close to record high temperatures to start the work week as temps soared into the 90s, according to Storm Team 4.
Central Park hit 91 degrees Monday afternoon; the record for this date was set back in 1929 at 95 degrees.
Newark Airport came one degree shy of the 1993 record of 97 degrees; Islip saw 83 degrees (the record was set in 2004, at 87 degrees), and Brooklyn hit 90 degrees, just short of the 1962 record of 91 degrees.
Poughkeepsie did break the record Monday, reaching 94 degrees; the last high for the date was set in 1957, at 93 degrees.
Tri-staters woke to a hot and muggy Monday morning and the day was only expected to become more stifling, with the humidity making it feel like it's 100 degrees at time, forecasters say. Some schools already announced early dismissals due to “excessive heat," but NYC schools say they are operating Monday on a normal schedule.
Click here for all early dismissals and school closings. A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. and an air quality alert is in effect until 11 p.m. Monday.
Clouds will begin to roll in late in the evening. Some pop-up storms are possible, potentially severe in spots, and the wet weather could linger into early Tuesday.
After the storms pass, the region will wake up to more sunshine on Tuesday, when temps will fall back into the high 80s. The mercury will slowly drop over the course of the week, with highs in the mid-70s expected by Friday under sunny skies.