After several days of below average temperatures, the metro-east is in for a warm-up starting Monday.
The mercury will climb to 77 degrees for the start of the work week under partly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.
The low overnight will be 62, which will be warmer than some of last week's high temperatures.
On Tuesday the high will shoot up to 86 under sunny skies with an overnight low of 66.
The temperature will reach 87 Wednesday with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Skies are expected to be sunny in the morning. The best chance of rain is expected around 1 p.m. The low overnight will be 66.
The average high temperature for this time of year is about 76 degrees, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. While it will be considerably warmer than last week, temperatures are expected to be well short of the all-time highs for May 19-21.
The record for May 19 is 94, set in 1996. For May 20 it is 93, set in 1902 and the record for May 21 is 93, set in 1941.