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Albany Area Welcomes Spring With Record Breaking Temperatures

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We can’t say it’s been a long cold winter, but we sure do appreciate the fact that the sun and warm weather is here. Spring has officially arrived!

In our third week of March, we’ve enjoyed temperatures in the mid-70s and according to News 10/ABC’s Andy Gregorio, the incredible warm spell of weather will continue through Thursday with temperatures both day and night continuing to average out WAY ABOVE NORMAL along with record breaking temperatures expected for many locations through Thursday.

Here are some select records and normals:

RECORD HIGHS
ALBANY NY: RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1874
MARCH 20: 74 DEGREES 1903
MARCH 21: 78 DEGREES 1921
MARCH 22: 80 DEGREES 1938
NORMAL HIGH: MID 40S LOW: UPPER 20S

GLENS FALLS NY: RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1949
MARCH 20: 68 DEGREES 2010
MARCH 21: 68 DEGREES 1946
MARCH 22: 71 DEGREES 1946
NORMAL HIGH: MID 40S LOW: LOWER 20S

POUGHKEEPSIE NY: RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1949
MARCH 20: 74 DEGREES 1976
MARCH 21: 70 DEGREES 2010
MARCH 22: 71 DEGREES 1979
NORMAL HIGH: UPPER 40S LOW: MID 20S

According to Andy, the warm spell will come to an end Thursday night-Friday morning as a cold front will sweep across the area. This front is expected to come through dry. Over the weekend low pressure will approach the region with more clouds and a better chance for some wet weather too. The weekend will also be much cooler too due to the clouds, showers and a cool moist flow of air from off the Atlantic.

Click here for the official weather forecast.

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