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June 21, 2012
Morning News Update
Good morningÂ I’m James Brierton.
The heat continues today for graduation day.
Much of the New York City tri-state area broke high temperature records yesterday as temperatures climbed into the 90s for the first day of summer. Despite being two degrees short of a record yesterday in Smithtown, forecasted highs for today tell a different story.
Forecasters expect today’s high to reach 94 degrees at Islip MacArthur Airport, the official National Weather Service observation station for the Smithtown area. If temperatures meet or exceed the forecasted temperatures they’ll replace the current record: 93 degrees set in 1988.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 90s through Friday when they will drop back down to seasonal highs for the weekend.
Forecasters say the cause of the heat is a high pressure system near the mid-Atlantic that is pulling up heat from the south.
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