Calm, dry week with temps in the 50s ahead


NEW YORK — New Yorkers were treated to another unseasonably mild day on Monday as afternoon temperatures topped-out in the low and mid 50s across the five boroughs.

We saw plenty of sunshine as a high pressure system parked itself south of the area. It was the fourth day in a row in which afternoon highs reached above normal levels.

You can expect more of the same throughout the week as that high pressure system lingers nearby.

Temperatures will gradually warm through the 50s, and we may even challenge the record books again on Thursday. The record high for Dec. 16 (Thursday) is 63 degrees; could we really see two record-high temperatures fall in a winter month? It’s a rarity, but it is possible.

In addition to the mild temperatures, that high-pressure system is expected to keep us on the dry side through Friday. It will basically act as a wall for the eastern half of the country and push any incoming storm systems to the north.

The next chance for rain won’t be until Friday night.

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