ALBANY — The temperature at Albany International Airport reached 88 degrees on Thursday, breaking the previous record set in 1977, according to the National Weather Service in Albany. The previous record high for April 13 was 87 degrees, the Weather Service said.
“The old record was 87 at the Albany Airport,” said Weather Service meteorologist Mike Main. “It’s 88 out right now and there’s still a few hours of afternoon left so it’s not out of the question that our high for the day could end a degree or two higher than it is right now,” Main said on Thursday afternoon.
A new record high could be set Friday as well, when the temperature is expected to reach 84 degrees, Main said. The current record high for the day is 83 degrees, he said.
“It’s an unusually warm stretch that we’ve been having the last couple of days,” he said.
Spring temperatures in this area of New York are typically pretty variable, Main said. A fairly strong cold front is expected to hit this area next week. Temperature highs next week will be down in the 40s and 50s for most of the week, which are closer to average temperatures for this time of year.
“Hopefully people are able to get outside and enjoy the warm weather,” Main said.