7:00 AM | *El Nino torch reaches New York City this weekend*

6-Day NYC Forecast

Today

Patchy fog possible early; otherwise, partly sunny skies, very mild, highs near 60 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, mild, lows near 50 degrees

Saturday

Partly sunny, very mild, low 60’s

Saturday Night

Mainly cloudy, mild, near 50 degrees

Sunday

Partly sunny, very mild, mid 60’s

Monday

Mainly cloudy, still quite mild, periods of rain likely during the PM hours, low 60’s

Tuesday

Mainly sunny, breezy, cooler, upper 50’s

Wednesday

Mainly sunny, mild, mid 50’s

Discussion

Strong El Nino in the tropical Pacific Ocean is nearing its peak intensity and it is contributing to a spike in global temperatures. We'll get in on a piece of that action this weekend as record warmth heads into the Mid-Atlantic region with high temperatures on both days way up in the 60’s. In fact, it is not out of the question that a few spots reach the 70 degree mark this weekend along the I-95 corridor. The records for Saturday/Sunday are as follows: NYC 68 (1931)/64 (1923), PHL 65 (1931)/65 (1923), DCA 71 (1873)/71 (1889). It’ll stay mild on Monday, but a cool front is likely to generate periods of rain; primarily, during the PM hours. Cooler air pushes into the region by Tuesday, but it should remain warmer-than-normal for this time of year during the mid-week time period. Looking beyond that, much colder weather is likely to reach the I-95 corridor by next weekend.