Publication Date August 29, 2018

A Refreshing Cooldown Is Ahead in the Northeast, But It Won't Stick Around For Long

United States
Image: The Weather Channel

Boston tied its second warmest low temperature for any calendar day on Wednesday morning by only dipping to 81 degrees, then rose to at least 98 degrees during the afternoon – a record high for the day.

Burlington, Vermont, also crushed its old record high of 92 degrees by hitting at least 97 degrees on Wednesday.

Albany, New York, set a new daily record high of 96 degrees and a new daily record warm low of 74 degrees on Wednesday.

New York City also broke their daily record warm low temperature with a low of 81 degrees on Wednesday.

Several towns in upstate New York, including Binghampton and Syracuse, tied their warmest morning low-temperature records by only dropping into the low 70s Wednesday morning. 

The heat was a factor in the death of an 11-year-old girl on Long Island on Tuesday, according to NBC New York. The child was left in a hot car in Coram, New York, which reached 91 degrees Tuesday afternoon. 

The hot weather conditions also forced five men to retire from matches at the U.S. Open in New York City on Tuesday, according to the BBC.