- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - The calendar says Christmas Eve but the temperatures in Massachusetts say spring.

The National Weather Service reported that Boston and Worcester both set record-high temperatures on Thursday and some parts of the state touched 70 degrees, virtually unheard of in December.

By mid-afternoon the mercury had climbed to a record-setting 68 degrees at Boston’s Logan International Airport and some people could be seen strolling through the downtown area in shorts and t-shirts. The previous record for the day was 61 degrees.

Boston has now had 17 days this month of temperatures at or above 50.

The temperature reached 65 degrees Thursday in Worcester, where the previous record had been 57 degrees.

A 70-degree reading was recorded at mid-afternoon at Norwood Memorial Airport, south of Boston.

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