New York City breaks second consecutive weather record as temps soar

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NEW YORK – Another gorgeous day, a new record-high temperature.

New York City hit 76 degrees in Central Park by noon, and that total should rise during the afternoon.  The previous high of 74 degrees was set in 2006.

So how hot is it in comparison to the averages?  The average high for the month of March is just 48 degrees.

A new record was also recorded at Newark-Liberty Airport, where the mercury touched 77 degrees.

On Wednesday, Central Park shot above the 2000 record of 69 degrees, topping out at 77.

The uncommon warmth may give way to showers Thursday evening, especially in areas north of New York City.

a cold front will be crossing through the region Thursday night.

Showers will develop late in the evening and will generally be on light side before it tapers off by dawn on Friday morning. Overnight temperatures will drop into the upper 50s in the city with some upper 40s possible well north and west.

Skies do clear out early on Friday leaving us with a gorgeous end of the week. Temperatures, though not as warm as Wednesday and Thursday, will still be very mild with highs in the mid 60s.

The weekend will continue to stay pleasant as high pressure is in full control. Temperatures will be around 60 degrees during each afternoon.

The next chance of rain will come as the work week begins on Monday. Temperatures will cool down to around 50, but they will recover quickly into the upper 50s by Tuesday.