As winter wanes, NY basks in summer-like warmth

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Another day of record or near-record heat is expected in New York state as high pressure centered off the East Coast maintains a southerly flow of very warm air over the area through the coming week.
    
The National Weather Service says we can expect high temperatures in the 70s for the next few days, and with the coming of spring on Wednesday, the temperature could hit the low 80s in the Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes.
    
Record high temperatures were reported across upstate New York on Sunday. It got up to 80 in Syracuse, 78 in Rochester, 75 in Buffalo and 74 in Watertown and Binghamton. Albany was cooler, but its 66 degrees still set a record, beating the old record of 65 set in 1966.
    
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