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After Record-Breaking Warmth Wednesday, Rhode Islanders Are In For More Mild Weather

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This post has ben updated. Temperature records across southern New England fell Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, new records were...

This post has ben updated.

Temperature records across southern New England fell Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, new records were set in Boston, Providence, and Rhode Island.

In Providence, it hit 67 degrees late Wednesday morning, surpassing the old record of 66 degrees, set in 2002. 

Rhode Islanders are in for a taste of spring Wednesday as temperatures climb close to 70 degrees. 

National Weather Service meteorologist Eleanor Talbot predicted the Providence area would see temperatures reach 67 degrees, a record for this time in March.

"We are forecasting a record high for you guys. Current record is 66 degrees set in 2002," Talbot said. 

Inland areas could see temperatures up to 70 degrees. The average high last March was just 42 degrees.

Talbot said the warm weather is likely to stick around for the next few days.

"It does cool down a little bit on Friday, but again upper 50s," said Talbot. "Until this weekend anyway, it's going to be a little above normal."

Pedestrians took advantage of already warmer temperatures Tuesday for a walk in Providence's Burnside Park.
Pedestrians took advantage of already warmer temperatures Tuesday for a walk in Providence's Burnside Park.