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The New York City skyline gives backdrop to a man jogging along the Hudson River, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, in Hoboken, N.J. A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow across the West that even skiing slopes have been overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Unseasonably warm weather broke temperature records in several East Coast states


Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but record-breaking warm temperatures swept the East Coast on Friday. The National Weather Service recorded a high of 74 degrees in Newark, surpassing the previous record of 73 degrees set in 1984.

Records were also broken in New York and Connecticut. 

Boston reached a weather milestone as well, according to ABC News. The northern city hit 71 degrees on Friday, making it the warmest February day ever recorded there.

The warm weather, however, isn't expected to last. Forecasters predict that a strong cold front will hit the area Saturday evening--making temperatures return to normal, with Sunday nights lows in the 30s.

Several other states also saw record-breaking temperatures.

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