Record high temperatures hit NYC two weeks before Christmas

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NEW YORK -- The warm weekend continues Sunday as temperatures in the tri-state area reached a record breaking high.

The temperature, which is normal for the first week in May, comes just two weeks before Christmas -- a time usually spent bundled up from head to toe.

But with temperatures hitting as high as 70 degrees at JFK around 1 p.m., many are taking advantage of the nice weather, including going to the beach.

The temperature in Central Park climbed to 66 degrees, which broke the previous record of 64 that was set in 1923.

PIX11's Craig Allen says the temperatures are expected to drop Sunday afternoon.