NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — It hasn’t been this hot on this day in New York City since 1919.
The temperature reached 97 degrees in Central Park at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday, beating a record of 93 degrees that was set in 1919, according to the the National Weather Service.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
It’s also the hottest September day in 32 years, beating the old record of 99 degrees set on Sept. 11, 1983, 1010 WINS’ AccuWeather meteorologist John Feerick.
The temperature is expected to drop to around 74 degrees by nightfall.READ MORE: CDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidance For Holiday Season
Although the Labor Day weekend usually marks the unofficial end of summer, the season doesn’t officially end until Sept. 22.
On Monday, the city’s parks department announced that it is extending the swimming season, which normally runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, through Sept. 13. There’s $687,000 in the budget to fund lifeguards, maintenance workers and other staff for the extra week, the department said.
In Connecticut, the heat prompted some schools to close early Tuesday and some are planning to do the same Wednesday.MORE NEWS: New Video Shows Woman With Red Gas Can Inside Store Before Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva
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