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New York’s Hottest Day Yet of Summer Is Coming Thursday

  • One-day spike in temperatures will bring a blast of heat East
  • Records could falter in New York and Boston for the date

Temperatures will spike in New York, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston on Thursday in a blast of heat that threatens to topple records and bring Central Park its hottest day yet this summer.

The high in Manhattan’s Central Park could reach 98 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius), which would surpass the record for the date of 97 set in 1929, according to the National Weather Service. The spike will stand out with temperatures only expected to reach 89 on Wednesday and falling back to 90 on Friday.