NYC Thursday Forecast - Brutal heat and humidity today will be followed by downward trend in temperature and upward threat for thunderstorms

The record of 95 degrees held yesterday at Central Park where the high reached 94 degrees, but today’s record of 97 is within reach. One more brutal day of heat and humidity is in store for the region before a downward trend in temperatures begins tomorrow. A weak cool front will cross the region tonight causing some scattered strong thunderstorms that could possibly interrupt the Yankees/Red Sox game. Once this front drops south of here, it will stall out just to our south and this will lead to unsettled conditions right through the weekend.  Another shower or thunderstorm is possible tomorrow with highs in the mid 80’s – some 10 degrees or so lower than today. The weekend will bring a few showers and thunderstorms each day with high temperatures in the mid 70’s on Saturday and near 80 on Sunday before yet another front slides through from the west later on Sunday. Weather conditions on Monday and Tuesday of next week will be quite nice with sunshine and highs in the upper 70’s. Today- brutal heat and humidity with plenty of sunshine, a late day thunderstorm is possible, highs in the upper 90’s, perhaps a record-breaker

Tonight- scattered strong thunderstorms, mild, lows near 70

Fri- partly sunny, still very warm, but not like today, a shower or thunderstorm possible, mid 80’s

Sat- mostly cloudy, a few showers and thunderstorms likely, mid 70’s

Sun- mostly cloudy, a few showers and thunderstorms likely, near 80

Mon- mostly sunny, pleasant, upper 70’s

Tues- mostly sunny, still pleasant, upper 70’s