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Thanksgiving temps. tie records set decades ago

November 22, 2018

Several temperature records set more than 30 years ago were tied this Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service.

On Thursday, Bridgeport recorded a temperature of 18 degrees, a record that hasn’t been met or beat on Nov. 22 since 1987. Similarly, Newark, N.J.; JFK in N.Y.; and LGA in N.Y., recorded temperatures of 19 degrees, 20 degrees and 21 degrees respectively — all numbers that also hadn’t been reached on Nov. 22 since 1987.

Though these numbers tied records already set, the NWS wasn’t so sure it would stay that way.

“Temperatures may fall lower before midnight, thus breaking the records,” the weather service said.

The low temperature recorded in Central Park on Thursday — 19 degrees — tied a record set on Nov. 28, 1901 and Nov. 30, 1876, the NWS said. This record is the second coldest low temperature for the Thanksgiving holiday recorded at the park. The coldest low, at 15 degrees, was recorded on Nov. 30, 1871.

But this cold weather is expected to leave the area soon, the weather service said.

On Friday, temperatures will mostly be in the 30s, with lows in the high teens. But Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will be much milder in the 50s. Some rain is possible Saturday afternoon or evening.

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