NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Spring has sprung!
The start of the work week brought sunshine and warm temperatures which rose to 73 in Manhattan on Monday afternoon.
The early April warm up was a welcome change for many residents on the Upper West Side, but not everyone was ready to ditch their winter gear Monday morning.
Resident Betsy Robinson was dressed for cold when she took her dog for a walk.
“I can always take stuff off but if I’m cold I can’t do anything,” Robinson said.
Others needed very little encouragement to shed layers.
“No jacket, no coat and it took just half a block for me to feel overdressed,” resident Roger Persell said.
“As far as exercise goes, it’s a lot easier to get up and go out when it’s dark and warm versus when it’s dark and cold, like we do all winter, so shorts and short sleeves are going to be a pleasure,” resident Robert Lattanzi said.
Resident Sara Witt was able to dress her 3-year-old daughter quickly for a day in the park.
“The winter coat — very exciting to put that back in the closet, hopefully for good,” Witt said. “Just wear a lightweight sweater and go quickly.”
Tuesday is expected to be even warmer with temperatures slated to go up to 78 in midtown and possibly 80 in a few western suburbs.
Wednesday will remain warm with temperatures expected to reach a high of 76.