NYC: Record Warmth to Replace Cold and Snow

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
December 20, 2013; 12:31 AM ET
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Much higher temperatures are on the way to New York City. The warmth will be accompanied by spotty rain and fog at times.

Record-challenging warmth is possible on Sunday with temperatures forecast to climb well into the 60s.

As warmer, more moist air moves in, episodes of fog are possible which could slow travel.

A little rain is possible Saturday and Sunday.

According to AccuWeather.com Long Range Expert Paul Pastelok, "With the anticipated weather now through the end of the month, temperatures for December may average close to normal."

As of Dec. 18, temperatures have averaged 3.1 degrees below the normal of 39.5 degrees for the month to date.

Pastelok expects the weather pattern to erase much of this local temperature deficit by the end of the month with well above-average warmth forecast late this week into the weekend.

"There will still be a few chilly episodes later in the month, but not to the extreme of what we have experienced during late November into early December," Pastelok stated.

The warmup will not mean an end to snowstorms for the upcoming winter.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the snowstorm and weather leading up to Christmas.

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