Big warmup ahead for New York area — temperatures flirt with 70 on Sunday

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PIX11 WEATHER CENTER — High pressure will work its way into the tri-state area, bringing milder air into the region.

We will enjoy abundant sunshine Thursday with temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.  This will be the first time we hit above-normal temperatures in almost two weeks.  Mild air will settle in for the rest of the week and into the weekend, with highs on Friday reaching the lower 50s.

Saturday will feature a chance of showers toward afternoon as an area of low pressure works into the region.  Temperatures will continue to be above normal with highs reaching the mid to upper 50s.

A steadier rain will develop on Sunday as a cold front moves through.  It will feel more like spring as we will see high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in spots with gusty southwest winds.

There will be a return to cooler more seasonable temperatures on Monday as Canadian high pressure settles over the region.  High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s with brisk northwest winds.