Boston sets new record warm temperature for February

BOSTON (AP) — A new record for warmest temperature in February has been set in Boston.

The National Weather Service says the city reached 71 degrees just after noon on Friday. February’s previous record high of 70 degrees was set in 1985.

The highest temperature recorded in Massachusetts for the month was 73 degrees in 1985.

Other parts of southern New England are also enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures. The weather service says Hartford, Conn. and Providence, Rhode Island registered 71 degrees as of 1 p.m.

But those capital cities would have to have to see slightly higher temperatures to break their previous records. Hartford reached 73 degrees and Providence 72 degrees in 1985.

The region enjoyed warm weather Thursday and is expected to enjoy another mild day Saturday.

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