Oh, Happy Day! Warm Weather on the Way - NBC New York

Oh, Happy Day! Warm Weather on the Way

50 degrees never felt so warm



    From meteorologist Chris Cimino. (Published Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011)

    Cold-weary New Yorkers are in for a treat.

    After lingering in the mid-40s today, temperatures will soar to the upper 50s on Thursday, marking the second time this month -- highs reached 58 on Valentine's Day -- that New Yorkers get to bask in such warmth.

    The last time tri-state residents enjoyed temperatures in the 50s was back in January, when it hit 53 and 52 degrees on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, respectively.

    Even warmer weather may be in reach by Friday, with the possibility of 60-degree temperatures bathing the area for the first time this year. Dec. 1 was the last time Central Park saw 60-degree temperatures.

    Temperatures will cool back down into the 40s on Saturday and Sunday, but tri-state residents don't have to worry about any rain or snow interfering with their Sundays.

    Thus far, the average temperature for the month is 0.5 degrees below normal. The average temps in December and January were 4.5 degrees and 2.4 degrees below normal, respectively.

    So in other words, we're warming up!
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