What to Know
- The spring-like weather set records to day with highs in the mid- to upper-60s.
- Temperatures should return to more seasonable levels on Tuesday.
- The NOAA says a mild spring is likely.
New Yorkers left their coats at home and crowded the parks on Sunday to enjoy record-setting warm weather that felt more like April than February.
JFK airport hit 68 degrees and Newark reached 69 degrees, knocking down the record of 66 set in both places in 1997.
LaGuardia airport got up to 66 degrees and Bridgeport topped out at 63 degrees, also new record highs for the day.
Although Central Park fell shy of a record, the balmy day and sunshine drew throngs of New Yorkers out for fresh air and a sneak peek of spring.
President’s Day will be slightly cooler, about 50 degrees, but it'll still be unseasonably mild. '
Tuesday will see more seasonable weather with highs in the mid-40s and a chance for rain after sunset.
Then it gets warm again, with a chance for temps nearing 60 degrees both Wednesday and Thursday.
NOAA is forecasting an unseasonably warm spring ahead, despite what Puxatony Phil predicted earlier this month. Maybe Staten Island Chuck should become the national groundhog. He predicted an early spring.