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.
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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