NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After weeks of chilly temperatures, New Yorkers soaked up the nice and cozy spring climate Friday, particularly since it would no longer remaining that lengthy.
Many have been out of doors as temperatures soared into the 70s. Forecasters say Saturday might be even hotter with 70s in and across the town and 80-degree readings inland.
“I came out from my midnight shift and realized I’m overdressed,” Queens resident Karen Vaz informed CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock.
“I just had my coffee made and it felt like everybody in the coffee shop was in a better mood,” Upper West Side resident Lauren Roth mentioned.
The extended iciness took its toll. Since spring formally started on March 20, 18 of the primary 23 days have registered temperatures beneath customary with just about 14 inches of snow.
But now, as a substitute of Central Park’s Sheep Meadow blanketed in snow, because it was once at the first complete day of spring, it was once blanket with, neatly, blankets. Fans of the unseasonable heat basked within the solar, small children savored treats and naked ft tickled the grass.
“It’s good weather,” mentioned Upper West Side resident Ravi Rozdon. “It’s a good time to enjoy it, it’s spring.”
Rosie Quinonez wasn’t going to omit the danger to unfold out below the blue skies and budding timber with little Anna and their pals, Aida and Farren.
“It feels wonderful, it’s finally one nice day,” Quinonez mentioned.
“Oh my gosh, it feels great. This is all we’ve been talking about all week, and it’s finally here,” Farren added.
Another foursome dined out of doors, announcing they couldn’t spend the day within the place of work.
“We’re all playing hooky from work today,” Howard Matson mentioned.
“The weather is awesome, and I would like it stay this way from now until the first day of winter, please,” mentioned Naomi Weingart, of Westport, Connecticut.
A chilly entrance Sunday will deliver some rain and drizzle with highs most effective within the 40s.
“We’re ecstatic,” mentioned resident Susan Tal. “But the temperatures are going back to 40s in two days — don’t tell me about the next two days being gorgeous.”