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It's Going To Be Close to 90 Degrees on Thursday

By Trevor Kapp | May 15, 2017 2:36pm
 A ticket seller works on Seventh Avenue in Midtown while temperatures soar into the low 90s, May 18, 2017
A ticket seller works on Seventh Avenue in Midtown while temperatures soar into the low 90s, May 18, 2017
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MIDTOWN — It's still spring, but it will feel more like the dog days of summer as temperatures jump to close to 90 degrees on Thursday, forecasters said.

A wave of high pressure off the Atlantic coast will make its way north on Wednesday, pushing temperatures well above average for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.

The high should peak at about 89 degrees on Thursday, more than 15 degrees above normal for this time of year.

Friday temperatures will also hover in the mid-80s.

“We’ve been under the influence of an upper level disturbance that kept things cloudy and rainy, but that system is moving away,” NWS spokesman Tim Morrin said.

“What’s going to take its place is a good-old Bermuda high — an area of high-pressure off the Atlantic coast.”

The Thursday temperatures could challenge the city record for the day of 90 degrees set in 1936.

The May 18 record low of 41 degrees, set in 1973, will not be in jeopardy.