WEATHER: Chilly with flurries, drizzle Wednesday before potentially record-breaking weekend warmup

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Light snow, flurries or drizzle are possible Wednesday before a weekend warmup that could shatter a record high set more than 140 years ago.

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While no snow accumulation is in the forecast for Wednesday, on-and-off flurries or light rain are possible throughout the day in some areas, according to AccuWeather. The high will be 42.

The city's Department of Sanitation issued a Winter Operations Advisory for Wednesday in anticipation of the wintry weather. DSNY said its salt spreaders are filled and ready to use if needed.

Restaurants will still be able to offer outdoor and roadway dining through the advisory while routine collections for trash, compost and recycling will continue as normal, though delays may occur.

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Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended on Wednesday due to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Parking meters will still be in effect.

The NYC Emergency Management Department is advising New Yorkers to exercise caution as a wintry mix could create hazardous driving conditions. Mass transit is encouraged.

Wednesday’s clouds will begin to clear overnight as temperatures drop to the low 30s in the city and to the 20s in the suburbs.

Thursday starts chilly before highs head back up to the low 40s along with some sunshine.

Temps begin to warm Friday, when the high will be near 50.

Saturday will be unseasonably warm and could tie or break the record of 64 degrees set in Central Park back in 1879. Showers are in the forecast for the afternoon.

The warm weather won't last. Sunday is blustery and much colder, with highs in the 40s and RealFeel temps in the 30s to end the weekend.