Spring is a funny time in New York because if you’re a tourist in the city you’ll be sure to catch New Yorkers out and about on the first few nice days of the season as if they were on a beach vacation. Yes, 60° calls for swim suit tops in the park!
And after an extremely mild winter with record high temperatures in January and little to no snow to cover the streets, spring had practically arrived just after Thanksgiving.
And though we’ve had some sporadic days of nice weather and sunshine, we’ve yet to see any consistent warm weather…until now!
That’s right, load up on the sunblock and break out the jorts, because this week’s spring weather will bring the year’s first seven-day streak of 60° or above. Beginning Monday, April 10th, forecasts predict that there won’t be a day with a high temperature under 60° F.
NYC recently saw the warmest day of the year so far for Newark and JFK with a tie for Central Park on Thursday, April 6th with recorded temperatures of 81°F, 74°F, and 79°F. However, The Weather Channel predicts temperatures surpassing 80°F next Thursday (83°F) and Friday (82°F).
Better yet, it’s supposed to be clear skies with few clouds for most of the week and no precipitation expected to fall over the course of Monday, April 10th through Monday, April 17th.
The nice weather is coming at the perfect time as Central Park’s Great Lawn and Sheep Meadow appear to have finally reopened for the season after being closed since last October. That means it’s officially gearing up to be picnic season.
So whether you’ve been cooped up in your tiny apartment since November or bracing the 12 seasons of NYC, be sure to get outside sometime next week to enjoy the nice weather and watch the city come alive.