As we ring in the Winter Solstice—which occurs at 5:23 pm EST this year—temperatures have been incredibly mild across the Northeast. Unfortunately, the mild temperatures are associated with plenty of wind and rain. But you have to take the good with the bad sometimes!
Temperatures rose very quickly ahead of a cold front Friday morning. Many cities tied or set new records even before the noon hour!
Temperatures may continue to climb a couple of degrees higher, so these records may change.
Looking ahead, the mild air will not stick around. Temperatures will return to near-normal levels throughout the Northeast by Christmas.