Storm Team 4

Afternoon Snowfall Follows Record Cold Start to Mother’s Day Weekend

The last time temperatures in Central Park reached the 30s in May was in 1978

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A rare and out-of-season blast of Arctic air approaching the tri-state area brought record cold, along with some snow, to some spots ahead of Mother's Day.

Temperatures dropped through the evening Friday after afternoon highs peaked in the mid-50. Light yet steady rain moved into the region late in the afternoon and continued into the overnight hours. By 6:30 a.m. Saturday, it was the coldest May morning since 1978. In Central Park, the low of 34 degrees broke a record for May 9 that had stood since 1947.

By the afternoon, parts of the area recorded light snowfall, but not enough to collect significant accumulation.

The tri-state area got some light snow fall this spring.

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By Mother's Day, the relatively frigid pattern settles down and it's expected to be beautiful with below-average highs near 60 while the winds move out. Temperatures rebound slightly into the mid-60s through the better part of next week, and may reach the mid to upper 70s by next weekend.

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