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Record-high temperature reached in NYC on Saturday

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 14:18:53-05

MANHATTAN — UPDATE: New York City reached another record-breaking high temperature again Sunday.

It’s January, but it’s feeling like spring!

The temperature hit 65 degrees in Central Park Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service, surpassing the record-high of 63 degrees back in 1975.

"Record high temperatures have been set for today's date at Central Park, LaGuardia, and Newark, NJ. The temperatures reached as of 12:40 pm for these respective locations are 67, 66, and 69. This breaks the records that were previously set back in 1975!" NWS tweeted.

Clouds and fog lingered throughout the morning, but the sun makes an appearance throughout the day.

The record high is 66 on Sunday set back in 2017 . It is possible for the tri-state area to reach that record, but a cold front will move, which may make us just short of 66 degrees. It will bring scattered showers and even a thunderstorm. For now, it is all a timing issue on when the front arrives. If it comes earlier, temperatures may end up being cooler than forecast.

As winds of 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected Sunday, a wind advisory is also in effect from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for parts of southeast New York, northeast New Jersey and sourther Connecticut, according to the NWS.

How long will the warmth last? Not too long. Cooler air will then follow behind as we head into the next work week. Temperatures will top out in the upper 40s on Monday under partly sunny skies. Still, that is still on the mild side when the average high is supposed to be in the upper 30s.

Not sure what to do in the warm weather? Click here for a list of outdoor activities you can do this weekend.

PIX11 Weather Producers Joseph Punday and Andrew Cruz contributed to this report.