Spring arrived more than a week early in the Big Apple on Wednesday with temperatures in the high 70s – and we’re not complaining.
According to the National Weather Service, Central Park reached a high of 77 degrees by about 2 p.m. beating the March 9 record in 2000 of 69 degrees.
A spokesman for the agency said that the city could “come close” to breaking records on Thursday as well, with temperatures forecast to reach 72 degrees but with a slight chance of rain.
Records were also hit beyond Manhattan, with LaGuardia Airport seeing a high of 75; Islip, New York reaching 68 degrees; and Newark, New Jerasey hitting 81 degrees.
After Thursday, temperatures are expected to stay in the low 60s throughout the weekend with a high of 63 degrees on Friday, 60 degrees on Saturday and 58 degrees on Sunday.
New York City (Central Park) has just reached 77 degrees as it is feeling like late spring! A record high for today! pic.twitter.com/ok8lfRrrSQ— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) March 9, 2016