New Jersey sees record breaking warm weather in February
Temperatures in New Jersey broke records as residents enjoyed an early taste of spring.
The National Weather Service says the temperature in Newark reached 74 degrees Friday, breaking the previous high of 73 for this date set in 1985.
In Summit, children and their parents were enjoying the warm weather out on the playground. Although temperatures have been fairly mild this winter, some Summit residents say that the unseasonably warm weather made a typically tougher month more bearable.
"We've been cooped up all winter, so it's good to be out," said Erin Aurelio.
"It helps with the cabin fever," said Jennifer LaBracio.
Other people were out without jackets, wearing short-sleeved shirts and tank tops. Some were out enjoying a cool beverage.
"It just came out of nowhere," said Jason Weinpel. "It's 70 degrees, I figured I might as well get an iced coffee."
Many others told News 12 New Jersey that they hope the warm weather sticks around.
The warmer weather should continue into Saturday, but rain and thunderstorms are expected.
Temperatures across the state Sunday are expected to be in the upper-30s.