By John Elliott

NEW YORK (CBS 2 / WCBS 880) — It’s late October, but it sure won’t feel that way over the next few days.

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Monday started off with partly cloudy skies and foggy conditions. Temperatures will reach a high of 71, which falls short of the record 79 set in 1963, but still exceeds the normal high of 60.

The expected high is just a prelude for even warmer weather heading into Wednesday.

As CBS 2HD’s meteorologist John Elliott explains, “We have 75 for Wednesday. That’s the typical high for the first of June, and 71 is the typical high for May.”

Today’s low is also expected to be higher than normal, 54 instead of 47.

The pleasant weather has its price, however. Much of the Tri-State will stay dry for most, but not all of Monday. “It’s not until tonight that we see a chance for a shower or two,” Elliott said.

“A dry Tuesday will give way to a stormy Wednesday – an organized line of showers with some embedded thunderstorms for Wednesday. Why? That’s because we’re warmer. The middle part of the week is the warmest part of the week. ”

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Tuesday: High 72, Low 63
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Wednesday: High 74, Low 52
Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Thursday: High 68, Low 47
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Friday: High 59, Low 43
Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s.