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Hibernating Northeasterners flock to sunshine, warm weather

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People relax along the East River in lower Manhattan during warm weather on April 9 in New York City. For the first time since October, temperatures are expected to rise above 70 degrees this week in New York and surrounding areas.

By STORM TEAM 4, NBCNewYork.com

After one day of spring-like weather, it's already starting to feel like summer.

Temperatures cracked the 80-degree mark Tuesday, tying a record 84 degrees at Newark Airport, set in 1991. The warmth brought a welcome reprieve to tri-state residents who endured a seemingly endless streak of chilly weather before Monday brought the warmest air of the year. Continue reading.

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Penn State law student Ben Premack sits on his custom recumbent bicycle as his dogs pull him along the jogging path next to West Park Ave., in State College, Pa., on April 9. Premack customized his bicycle to help exercise his Tamaskan dogs which are bred to pull.

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Oliver Coby III, of Irvington, N.J., takes a photo of a cherry blossom tree at Branch Brook Park, on April 9 in Newark, N.J. Warm weather is expected this week, after the northern New Jersey region experienced frigid temperatures during the first couple of weeks of spring.

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People relax along the East River in lower Manhattan during warm weather on April 9 in New York City. For the first time since October, temperatures are expected to rise above 70 degrees this week in New York and surrounding areas.

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Warming weather and longer days bring out the first signs of Spring.