April showers bring May snow?

For the first time in nearly half a century, snow fell in Central Park on May 9, tying the old record for latest snowfall from the same day in 1977, the National Weather Service said.

The brief snowfall, part of a polar vortex that originated near the North Pole and hit the eastern seaboard this weekend, started at about 1:30 a.m. but did not accumulate, said NWS meteorologist Matthew Wunsch.

“Snow in May is a rare occurrence, but it’s not the first time it has happened in New York,” Wunsch told The Post.”For Central Park, it’s about the fifth time in history that we’ve seen snow at this time of year.”

Central Park also saw record-breaking cold temperatures early Saturday, with the mercury dipping down to 34 degrees, the coldest it has been since 1947, Wunsch told The Post.

But temperatures are on the rise for Mother’s Day, with temperatures rebounding to 62 degrees by Sunday afternoon. Morning lows for Sunday will be in the low 40s, Wunsch said.

Monday will remain warm, with a high nearing 61 degrees, with a chance of thunderstorms in the early afternoon.

Source: nypost.com/feed