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It was another seasonably cold day across the five boroughs as afternoon temperatures only managed to warm into the upper 30s and low 40s. We saw some sunshine early in the day, but clouds overspread the area by the mid-afternoon hours and kept conditions quite chilly.

For those of you hoping for a break from the cold weather, you are in luck. Starting Friday, temperatures will begin moderating, and by Saturday we could be looking at record-tying warmth right here in the Big Apple.

Thanks to a push of milder air ahead of a cold front, temperatures are expected to warm into the low and mid 60s Saturday afternoon, and some locations could even flirt with 70.

Temperatures like that are quite rare around here in the winter months, but when they do show up, they tend to test the record books. In fact, Central Park could very well tie or even break its record-high temperature for December 11th (64 degrees) on Saturday, a record which has been standing since 1879.

Once the cold front moves through however, some chillier air will slide back into the area on Sunday. It won’t hang around for long though as the mild air will nudge its way back into our region on Monday.

Afternoon highs are expected to reach the low to mid 50s several days next week, and we might even see another 60. In addition, we are likely to see a streak of sunny days as high pressure moves over the area early next week. All precipitation should remain out of the five boroughs until Friday.