MIDTOWN — It might feel almost like summer, but don't put those snow boots away just yet.
Temperatures reached 70 degrees in Central Park on Wednesday — but will quickly give way to chilly temperatures Thursday and possible snow showers Friday as a low-pressure system sweeps into the area from Canada, forecasters said.
Thursday is also expected to be breezy, with temperatures in the mid-40s and wind gusts topping 50 mph, forecasters said.
The NWS has issued a high-wind warning until 11 a.m. Thursday and is advising New Yorkers to be on the lookout for flying debris.
The wind Thursday morning forced a portion of the High Line to close.
Park update: Due to extremely high winds, the High Line is currently closed between Gansevoort and 14th Streets.— High Line (@highlinenyc) March 2, 2017
The Department of Buildings is instructing property owners, contractors and crane operators to secure material and loose debris at construction sites and to cover electrical equipment starting Wednesday night.
The heavy winds will linger into Friday and plunge temperatures into the 30s, with a half-inch of snow expected before noon, forecasters said.
“The bulk of the precipitation will be mid to late morning, tapering off in the afternoon,” NWS spokesman Joe Pollina said.
Pollina said dramatic shifts in temperature are fairly common this time of year.
“It’s the end of winter, and spring is coming in,” he said. “Typically, at the end of winter, you see these warm shots of air with cooling off behind it.”