Tri-State Sees Record Highs as Temps Soar Above 60 Degrees

What to Know

  • Parts of the tri-state saw record highs on Thursday as temps soared above 60 degrees
  • It's cold again this weekend and there's a chance of snow Saturday, but temps will be above average most of next week
  • The unseasonably warm weather follows a week of rain, snow and frigid temperatures

After a week of snow, rain and bitter cold, parts of the tri-state set new records for warmth Thursday. 

Central Park hit 65 degrees at 1:43 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, breaking the previous record of 64 degrees for Jan. 12 set more than a century ago in 1890.

LaGuardia and Newark shattered their 1975 records of 60 and 61 degrees, respectively, with the mercury climbing to 67 and 66 degrees at the airports by early afternoon. Record warmth was also recorded at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Light showers are likely in the Tri-State throughout the evening, but will taper off early. Skies will clear after midnight.  

It’s cooler and cloudy on Friday as we'll wake up to temperatures in the 40s, where temps will remain all day long, despite a return of sunshine. Winds will gust up to 30 mph, creating a wind chill in he 30s and upper 20s throughout the day. You can expect temperature lows of 20s in the city and teens throughout the north and west of town.

There’s a chance of rain and snow showers to the south of the city Saturday afternoon and evening, Storm Team 4 says. However, the city likely won't see more than a dusting. Sunday will be seasonably chilly with an abundance of sun.

Another temperature swing begins Sunday and Monday as highs linger in the lower 40s. By Tuesday it will be in the upper 40s. Highs will break into the low 50s for the rest of the week, according to Storm Team 4.

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