Warm Weather on Tap for End of the Week

By Tom Liddy on February 20, 2012 3:41pm 

Visitors to Union Square enjoy the balmy weather on Sat. Jan. 7, 2012.
Visitors to Union Square enjoy the balmy weather on Sat. Jan. 7, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — The mercury is expected to reach 60 degrees by Friday — another warm streak in an already mild winter that belies the fact that it's the middle of February. 

Temperatures are expected to rise throughout the week under mostly sunny skies, going up to 60 on Friday, according to Accuweather.com.

Despite the chance of a shower Thursday and Friday, the temperature is a far cry from the average high at this time of year, which is in the low 40s.

But it is on par with a warm spell last year, when the mercury hit 67 degrees on Feb. 18, 2011.

Forecasters said the warm stretch will end this weekend, when the mercury dips back down into the 40s.

New Yorkers will also have to contend with strong winds on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with gusts around 40 mph likely, AccuWeather reported.

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