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Grab Your Jacket! Fall Temperatures Usher Into New York Early

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A temperature reading Friday morning in Stamford, Conn (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

A temperature reading Friday morning in Stamford, Conn (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It appears it’s time to break out the sweaters, jackets and scarves.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane In Stamford

Fall may officially be one week away but with temperatures dropping nearly 40 degrees since Wednesday it feels like the seasons have already changed.

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Thursday night’s breezy, rainy weather ushered in temperatures the Big Apple hasn’t seen in months. Residents woke up Friday to temperatures in the mid 40s.

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“I’m freezing my butt of right now,” one man in Columbus Circle said.

“I thought I was ready but this is cold, this is really cold,” Elanya McQueen, of Canarsie, told CBS 2’s Kristin Thorne. “I have on a long-sleeved shirt and I’m still cold.”

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In Times Square, some people sipped on hot coffee just to keep warm while others tried to convince themselves cold is just a state of mind.

“I’m pacing around trying to keep a mental state that I’m having fun,” Eddie Espinosa said.

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Some in Manhattan weren’t complaining about the cooler weather.

“We’re loving it,” Vince Colaluca said. “I was able to throw a coat on, come to Times Square and not worry about getting blistered in the summer heat.”

Friday will be mostly sunny with a high of 66. Temperatures are expected to drop again overnight with a low of 44 in the suburbs and 50 in Midtown Manhattan.

Saturday will see a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 60s.

Are you ready to say goodbye to summer? Let us know below…

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