Boston just set a new high temperature record

Boston-01/12/2017- Paul Mueller from Houston, TX skated in his t-shirt on the watery ice of the Boston Common Frog Pond.  The temperature reached 60 degrees in Boston, one degree shy of the record, as people came out to enjoy the warm january weather.  John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe(metro)
A man skates on the watery ice of the Boston Common Frog Pond. –John Tlumack i/ Boston Globe

Boston set a new high temperature record of 66 degrees today as unseasonal February warmth spread across the region.

Boston hit the record just after 12:30 p.m., according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Taunton. Forecasters expect the temperature in Boston to reach 68 degrees this afternoon.

The previous record of 65 degrees stood since February 23, 1990.

Bill Simpson, a meteorologist from National Weather Service Boston, notes that this weather won’t be around much longer. After another burst of warmth this weekend, temperatures will dip back down to February norms.

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October 13, 2017 | 5:00 AM