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Tri-state area enjoys spring-like day with record breaking highs in some areas Sunday

Posted at 12:22 PM, Feb 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-19 20:03:11-05

NEW YORK — The tri-state area enjoyed spring-like weather Sunday for the second day in a row.

Records were broken in Islip, New York and at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Airports, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature was highest at JFK and Newark where temperatures hit 68 degrees, breaking the old records of 66 degrees set nearly two decades ago in 1997.

Temperatures hit 66 at LaGuardia and 62 degrees in Islip.

The National Weather Service has also forecasted record breaking highs in Central Park and at LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark Airports. The records at all four locations were also set in 1997. Temperatures in the areas are expected to reach the mid-60s.

Temperatures reached into the 60s Saturday across the tri-state area. Monday and Tuesday will be somewhat chillier. Highs will be in the 50s on Monday and the 40s on Tuesday. There may also be some rain Tuesday, but the unseasonably warm weather is expected to return Wednesday and stay through Thursday.