Warmer temperatures expected in NYC after string of snow storms

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New York City is going from the big chill to the mega melt.

After getting hit with more than twice the average annual snowfall this season, warmer temperatures are headed our way, according to forecasters.

The latest multi-day snowfall ended Friday afternoon, dumping at least 4 inches of powder in Central Park in Manhattan and nearly 5 inches at Kennedy Airport in Queens, according to AccuWeather.

Temperatures will now rise into the 40s in the coming days, melting existing snow and giving the city a breather from additional accumulation, experts said.

“There will be a chance for a rain or snow shower here on Monday, [but] we’re not expecting any accumulation from that. More into the suburbs, northern and western suburbs, we could see some accumulating snow,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alan Reppert said.

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The snowfall that Manhattan has gotten hit with this year is twice of what is usually expected by this point in the winter.

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Snow falls on Coney Island in Brooklyn.

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Super Jose Titur shovels snow on Saint Marks Place.

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Friends having fun sledding in Astoria Park, Queens, after another winter storm hit New York.

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With temperatures expected to rise, snow is likely to melt in NYC.

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A man walks on a snow-covered promenade near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

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There have now been 37 total inches of snow in Central Park so far this winter, more than twice the expected average for Manhattan at this point in February.

“Normal snowfall through then is 18.1 inches, so it has been much more than we normally see,” Reppert said.

Still, this season’s snowfall is still well short of the record: In the winter of 1995-96, the city was slammed with 76 inches of snow.

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