Thursday hit a new high temperature record in Boston.

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Boston set a new high temperature record Thursday when thermometers hit 66 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

 

The unseasonably warm February day surpassed the previous record just after 12:30 p.m. — beating out a65-degree day on Feb. 23, 1990. By 4 p.m.temperatures had climbed to 68 degrees.

 

Balmy temperatures are predicted to continue through Saturday, but forecasters said temps will get back to typical mid-winter weather by Sunday.