NEW YORK (PIX11) — It finally felt more Spring-like around the five boroughs today as the sun ruled the sky and temperatures warmed into the low and mid 60s across the area. Central Park clocked-in with a high of 62 degrees, and although that was one of the more milder temperatures that we have seen in the last few days, it was still 5 degrees below normal. That makes today the eleventh time in the last thirteen days in which afternoon highs were below normal. It was also quite windy across the region as gusts topped 35 mph in some locations.
Look for the winds to gradually subside later this evening under mostly clear skies. Temperatures will drop into the low and mid 50s.
Looking ahead, expect conditions to warm up even further as we move into the weekend and flip the calendar to May. Afternoon highs will be in the mid and upper 60s on Saturday and Sunday. Our next storm system moves in on Monday. We won’t have an all-day wash-out, but showers are expected from time-to-time. Highs will only be in the upper 50s. We’ll then dry-out on Tuesday with highs around 60.