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NYC saw record-high temperatures today

NYC saw record-high temperatures today
Photograph: Johannes Heuckeroth

All month long, New Yorkers have been pining for pleasant weather to arrive in the city. After weeks of cool temperatures, which included a thunderstorm and a flash flood warning, they finally go their wish this week when the mercury rose above 70 degrees. 

On Thursday, the heat kept coming as the recorded high in the city was 92 degrees, breaking the record-high temperature for the May 18. The previous record was set in 1977 at 88 degrees, according to Intellicast

Forecasts show things cooling down a bit this weekend with a projected high of 70 on Saturday and a pleasant 67 on Sunday, so expect packed patios and rooftops across town. 

Thursday's heat should provide a small taste of what's to come this summer—at least the city doesn't smell like hot garbage yet. 

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