NYC to Feel Like Summer Through Wednesday

By , Senior Meteorologist
August 27, 2014; 1:58 AM ET
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Warm weather fans in the New York City area will have something to be happy about this week. However bathers may face rough surf prior to the holiday weekend due to Cristobal.

A flow of dry, cool air that moved in over the weekend will be replaced by building warmth and humidity under sunshine through the middle of the week. Tennis fans and players at the U.S. Open will have to put up with the heat.

High temperatures through Wednesday will flirt with the 90-degree mark. Temperatures typically range from a low of 66 to a high of 81 during the last week of August.

AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will stop well short of extreme levels reached in the Midwest from Monday, where values reached the 120-degree mark.

The pattern in the East will have fans buzzing and air conditioners humming, before a cooling trend toward the end of the week.

Detailed New York City Forecast
New York Interactive Weather Radar MinuteCast™ for New York City

For people trying to get a last-minute break at the beach, there is a concern prior to the weekend.

While Cristobal is forecast to remain at sea, the system will get strong enough and close enough to generate rough surf later this week. There will be the potential for rip currents to become strong and frequent Wednesday into Friday.

Meanwhile in the eastern Pacific, Marie became the strongest hurricane in years and will send big waves and dangerous surf toward Southern California this week.

For those traveling this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms will move slowly eastward through the Central states.


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