New Yorkers can look forward to a preview of spring in the middle of this week — but experts say not to put your winter coat away just yet.
Temperatures are expected to reach the 60s everyday from Tuesday through Friday, forecasters predict.
“Tuesday is when we’ll probably hit the 60 degree mark, and I think we’re going to be there for about three or four days,” Accuweather senior meteorologist Bill Degert told the Post.
“To see the last time we were in the 60s, you have to go back to Christmas Day… so it’s been a long time coming.”
After a colder-than-average weekend, the weather will begin to turn the corner on Monday, before the mercury rises sharply on Tuesday and warm, sunny conditions thaw out the city, according to the Accuweather forecast.
“Wednesday and Thursday are probably tied for the best days. Tuesday, we get up to 60 so we’re just getting up to pace with the warmup, but by Wednesday and Thursday it’s probably low to mid 60s,” Degert said.
New Yorkers, however, shouldn’t get too comfortable with the spring preview. Degert warned that old man winter has not called it quits just yet.
“We could see snow deep into March and April. You know after this warmup comes in, it will probably be tamed down by a cold front coming in at the end of the week,” he said.
Central Park has already recorded 38.6 inches of snow this winter, 170 percent more than average.