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New York City warms to above-normal temps

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After a freezing February, New Yorkers are being treated to above-normal temperatures for the next few days.

John Murray, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said average temperatures this time of year are in the lower 30s. This week’s highs in the 40s and 50s are due to a fast-moving high pressure pattern moving through the city.

“This certainly has been a relatively warmer stretch than what we’ve been seeing recently in terms of consecutive days of 40-plus readings for higher temperatures,” Murray said.

Tuesday will see a high of 50 degrees, with a chance for rain beginning in the early afternoon and increasing throughout the afternoon. Temperatures will dip into the upper 30s overnight.

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​​Wednesday will be dry, which highs in the lower 50s. The rest of the week should be precipitation-free, with a chance of rain again on Friday.

Snow isn’t completely out of the picture, Murray said, which a long-range forecast showing chances of a rain-snow mix overnight Friday and Saturday.

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