77 degrees in Boston! Records shattered

The National Weather Service is reporting that Boston, Providence and Hartford, Connecticut, have set temperature records.

Boston broke the record, which was 72 set in 2000, Wednesday afternoon as temperatures hit 77 degrees. 

The temperature reached 77 degrees at Bradley International Airport, near Hartford, early Wednesday afternoon, smashing the previous March 9 record of 72 degrees set in 2000.

It reached 67 degrees in Providence late Wednesday morning, passing the old record of 66 degrees set in 2002. Forecasters say it could get as high as 74 in the city on Wednesday.

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Providence’s temperature is measured at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.

The weather service’s Taunton, Massachusetts, office says Worcester, Massachusetts, could also set March 9 temperature records. The current record of  74 in Worcester were set in 2000.

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