Some areas of the SouthernTier and Central New York are reporting new record high temperatures but brace for a return to more seasonable cold.

Binghamton on Tuesday tied the record high of 64 set in 1982 while Syracuse blasted past its old record of 63, also set in 1982, by reaching 70 degrees.

Syracuse was actually warmer that Los Angeles, California which only got up to 67 degrees.

A cold front is dropping temperatures again, although projected high temperatures through the weekend into the 40s are still above the average for December.