For the fourth day in a row the high was 86°.
Today's high of 91° was the first in the 90s this year, the latest date for this occurrence since 1927 (when it was on 7/13). Typically the first reading in the 90s occurs around Memorial Day. The next 90-degree temperature wouldn't be until 8/27.
A heavy shower moved through between 9-10 PM, dumping 0.25" of rain - the first measurable rain to fall on this date in 16 years.
With a high of 92°, today was the first day to reach the 90s since May 10.
It was a damp and chilly day as 0.56" of rain fell and the high/low of 67°/58° was fourteen degrees below average.
Two periods of heavy rain fell during the PM hours. The first occurred between 4-6 PM when 0.74" fell; four hours later an additional 0.73" fell between 10 PM-midnight.
For the first time since June 22 the temperature fell into the 60s. It occurred during a drizzly, breezy evening. The nineteen consecutive days with low temperatures of 70° or warmer was the fourth longest streak since 1950.
In the wee hours of the morning, Central Park had its third one-hour deluge of an inch or more in the past five days. The 1.42” that poured down, mostly between 2:15-3:15, brought the month’s rainfall to 8.49”, making this the wettest July since 1975, and the 7th wettest July (with 19 days to go). The rest of the day was rain-free, but the air was oppressive, with dew points in the 72° to 75° range. This produced a heat index in the low 90s (the afternoon high was 86°).