Record-setting heat in 3 NJ cities

April 26, 2009 4:28:50 PM PDT
A record-setting heat wave continued to bake New Jersey on Sunday, sending thousands of sun worshippers to beaches and recreation areas. Temperatures across the Garden State were in the upper 80s and low 90s for most of the day, shattering records in Atlantic City, Newark and Trenton. And the warm weather was expected to continue through Tuesday night, when an approaching cold front should drop temperatures back to more seasonable levels.

The National Weather Service said the highest temperature in the state was recorded in Newark, where the 93-degree reading easily broke the 83-degree mark set in 1985.

Atlantic City soared to 92 degrees, breaking the record of 87 degrees set in 1990, while the 91 degrees recorded in Trenton edged the old record of 90 degrees set in 1990.

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