NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The warmer temps Friday are bringing the threat of severe weather with them.

A tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning were issued for parts of our area, but expired. 

Dense fog was reported throughout the area.

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Mild temperatures reached into the 40s, but the prospect of rain combined with melting snow could cause flooding in some spots.

A flood watch is in effect for parts of New Jersey through Friday evening.

The thawing tundra also means deep puddles of slush from melting snow has no place to go because many gutters and drains are blocked by solid ice that hasn’t been touched by the sun.

But after weeks of bitter cold and heavy snow, many were just happy to see a big warmup finally moving in.

“I can’t wait,” one woman told 1010 WINS’ John Montone. “I’m going to wear sandals, take my coat off and wear sunglasses.”

The spring-like weather will only be around for a few days. Temperatures are set to stay in the low 50s through the weekend, but then it’s back to brisk and cold on Monday with a high of 36 degrees.

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