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.
A record high temperature of 61° was set at JFK. This breaks the old record of 60° set in 1984.— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) February 24, 2017
Record high temperature of 61° set at Bridgeport, CT today breaking the old record of 60° set in 2016.— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) February 24, 2017
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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