Spring Fever Short-Lived as Winter Set to Return Thursday

By Trevor Kapp on March 12, 2014 7:36am 

 New Yorkers should prepare to bundle up Thursday as temperatures are expected to peak at 26 degrees.
New Yorkers should prepare to bundle up Thursday as temperatures are expected to peak at 26 degrees.
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MIDTOWN — It never ends.

After a spring reprieve that saw temperatures reach 66 degrees Tuesday, the deep freeze is expected to return Thursday as a cold-air system sweeps into New York from eastern Canada, a National Weather Service spokesman said.

Thursday's high is forecast to reach just 26, more than 20 degrees below the March 13 norm, the spokesman said.

Temperatures will continue to dip at night, possibly down to 19 degrees.

Gusts of up to 20 mph will likely also whip New Yorkers throughout much of the day, leaving a wind chill in the single digits, the spokesman said.

The city could also see some snow flurries early in the morning, though earlier predictions of heavier snow are now thought unlikely.

While Wednesday is expected to be in the mid 50s for most of the day with some light rain, the temperatures will start to dip overnight, the spokesman said.

The March 13 record high in the Central Park was 85 degrees, marked in 1990. The record low was 6 degrees, set in 1888.

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