Warmer Days on the Way, 13 Days Left of Winter

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Chris Cimino's forecast for Friday, March 7. (Published Friday, Mar 7, 2014)

    Temperatures are expected to surge above 50 on Saturday, bathing the tri-state in welcome warmth at the end of a brutally cold and snowy winter.

    Sun on Saturday morning will give way to afternoon clouds, but temperatures will stay mild, with a high of 51. Sunday won't be quite as warm with a high of 43, but will still feel mild in a region where single-digits and teens have been all too common.

    Just this week, there were days when lows were in the teens and highs didn't touch 30 degrees.

    Also this weekend, daylight saving time begins, and clocks are set ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.

    There are just 13 days left until the official start of spring, and it can't come soon enough for many.

    This has been New York City's seventh snowiest winter on record, with more than 57 inches in Central Park so far. The record for snowfall is 75 inches, set during the 1995-96 season.

    Monday will stay mild, with a high of 48, and Tuesday will also reach back up to 50.