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.
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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.
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.