Fall or summer? Scorching, record-breaking heat hits Northeast originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
It may be October, but temperatures are soaring across the Northeast.
Before it even hit noon, Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., reached 91 degrees, setting a new daily record for high temperature.
D.C.'s Reagan National Airport climbed to a scorching 97 degrees, breaking the all-time high temperature record in the month of October. The last record was 96 degrees, set in October 1941.
New York City's Central Park hit 92 degrees Wednesday.
And in nearby Newark, New Jersey, the temperature climbed to 94 degrees, an all-time October high.
Philadelphia hit 93 degrees, the first time since 1941 to reach the 90s in October.
Temperatures are also sizzling in the South. Atlanta and Dallas reached 95 degrees on Wednesday and Nashville experienced 97 degrees.
But the Northeast heat won't last long.
Temperatures are expected to plunge to 55 degrees in Hartford and 60 degrees in New York by Thursday.