Record high temperatures for December expected in the tri-state area this weekend

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NEW YORK — High pressure over the eastern half of the nation will dominate the weather for the tri-state area right into next week.

This weekend, look for highs in the 60s for virtually all five boroughs, breaking some record highs from Manhattan to Long Island.

The nice weather doesn't stay for the upcoming week. The high moves off over the Atlantic and is replaced by a low pressure system by Monday, bringing rain to the area. Slightly cooler temperatures come in behind this system for the middle of next week.

Is winter weather ahead?

There's some "signal" that shows in about seven days the current warmer pattern breaks down a bit. Late next week could feature a vigorous storm that affects the Northeast, and colder air filters in behind it.

Questions remain if this is just temporary or a sign that the pattern is really changing into the new year.