Boston Shatters Century Long Record With Thursday's High Temperatures

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QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston area experienced record-breaking warm weather Thursday morning, not seen for more than a hundred years. At around 10 a.m., it was 61 degrees outside, breaking the previous high-temperature daily record for February 16, The National Weather Service said.

Thursday's high temperatures around New England broke the previous record of 60 degrees in 1910 and 1882.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service said the city should see a high of about 64, while Accuweather is predicting a high between 63 and 67.

People were out and about at Quincy's Squantum Point Park, enjoying the nice weather on Thursday.

A handful of residents said they were even going golfing today: "It does feel early. Normally we'd be golfing at the end of April," one of them said. "It's astonishing...65 degrees in February? Can't complain about it," said another.

Don't get used to the warm weather, though: the National Weather Service says temperatures will plummet into the low 20's by Friday night.

The all-time high February high for Boston is 73 degrees, set on Feb. 24, 2017. Meteorologists at the NWS say we're unlikely to break that today.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) checked in with people outside:

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