Don’t pack away your shorts and T-shirts yet.
The National Weather Service forecasts near-record highs for the city this week -- including today, with temepratures already at 79 degrees around noon and expected to hit a high of 81 degrees in Central Park today. That is just shy of an 82-degree record set in 1928.
"We’ll be pretty close, if not breaking it," meteorologist Carlie Buccola said.
The warm weather will last through Wednesday, with the forecast calling for a high of 83 degrees with a little more cloud cover tomorrow.
"The normal [temperature] is about 63, 64 -- so right now we’re about 20 degrees above the normal high," Buccola said. "It’s a nice little October treat."
A high pressure system off the southeast coast is causing the hotter weather, but it won’t be here for long.
Temperatures will drop down to more seasonable levels later in the week, according to the NWS though with forecasts calling for highs in the lower 70s on Thursday and Friday, it will still be a bit warmer than usual.