NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Records were broken across the Tri-State Area Thursday, as heat and humidity that were even high by summer standards settled in.

LaGuardia Airport saw a high of 97 degrees Thursday. The previous record for the date was 86.

The high reached 94 in Newark compared with a previous record of 90; 93 in Bridgeport compared with a previous record of 84, and 92 in Central Park compared with a previous record of 89, CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn reported.

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New York City was already hotter than parts of Florida on Wednesday, and LaGuardia also set a new record with temperatures reaching 94 degrees.

With the mercury rising, New Yorkers did everything they could Thursday to keep cool.

“In the sun, it’s really hot,” said Sophia, who hit the playground to ran through the sprinklers.

“It’s home, reminds me of home,” said Sipho who is from South Africa.

“I’m from Russia, I live in New York for 22 years it was never nothing like this before, it’s crazy,” said Lita, who lives on the Upper West Side.

“If it stays in for another few days, like we’re all hoping it will, then it looks like the coolness is just around the corner,” another woman told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.

With more heat and humidity in store, remember to stay hydrated and be mindful of your outdoor activity.

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