Philadelphia had a Christmas Eve for the record books: The high temperature on Wednesday tied the mark for the warmest Dec. 24 ever recorded at Philadelphia International Airport.

The National Weather service says the mercury at the airport reached 64 degrees at 8:46 p.m.

That ties the record high for the date, first set in 1990, according to the weather service.

Other places in the region also set or tied Christmas Eve records. Trenton's high of 63 tied its record for Dec. 24, while Wilmington's high of 65 broke the previous record for the date of 64 degrees.

Today's forecasted high of 55 degrees in Philadelphia is more than 10 degrees above normal, but falls well short of the record for Dec. 25. The record high for Christmas in the city is 68 degrees, set in 1968.

The weather service says today should be mostly sunny and breezy.

The warmer-than-average temperatures are expected to stick around through the weekend: Forecasters are calling for a high of 51 degrees Friday, and highs of 54 and 50 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Friday and Saturday are expected to be mostly sunny, with a chance of rain on Sunday.

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