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New York Will Swelter Under Quick Shot of Heat This Weekend

Saturday will be the hottest day as heat comes from the West

Tourists view residential luxury towers along Billionaires Row, a stretch of 57th Street that holds the majority of Manhattan’s supertall luxury towers, on May 16.

Tourists view residential luxury towers along Billionaires Row, a stretch of 57th Street that holds the majority of Manhattan’s supertall luxury towers, on May 16.

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A quick shot of heat with raise temperatures to near record levels across the Northeast on Saturday, giving New York an early preview of summer.

Central Park could see temperatures reach 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31 Celsius). Temperature in Philadelphia could tie its high mark for the date at 95 degrees. As quickly as the heat arrives, it will depart. Temperatures in New York will be a touch cooler under rainy skies on Sunday.