The calendar says March, but it felt more like May in New York City on Friday.
The temperature soared to 75°F in Central Park, missing the record high by just 2°F. But, with the mercury only dropping to 49°F at night, it did tie the record warm low temperature for the date that was set in 1913.
The normal high and low temperatures for this time of year in NYC are 49°F and 35°F, respectively.
With below normal temperatures dominating the beginning of March, this sudden warm up felt like weather whiplash. Just a week earlier, there was snow on the ground with snowmen dotting the landscape in parks across the city.
But, as with most things that go up, they must also come back down. Cooler conditions are expected to return over the weekend.