Spring heat: NYC hits 82 degrees, smashes record-high temperature Friday


NEW YORK — We’re less than one week into spring, and New York City reached record-high temperatures Friday afternoon — making it the hottest March 26 in 99 years.

Central Park thermometers reached 82 degrees Friday, beating the record high of 76 degrees set in 1922, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). 

Temperatures rose on Wednesday to 68 degrees in the city, tying it with March 12 for one of the warmest days of the year so far. That, of course, was shattered Friday, though.

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Looking ahead, you can expect temperatures to slide back to more seasonable levels as we head through the weekend and into early next week.

We’ll stay on the mild side for Saturday with a high of 64 degrees, but conditions are expected to cool into the 50s on Sunday as more wet weather moves through the area.

The rain will be welcomed, however, as we are still below normal for the month. About an inch of rain is expected over most of the area.

Drier and brighter conditions are expected on Monday and Tuesday, but temperatures will remain in the 50s.

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