Some Connecticut businesses were booming on Tuesday due to the summer-like temperatures this week.
Connecticut broke a record high for Oct. 18 on Tuesday afternoon. The temperature reached 84 degrees at Bradley International Airport between 2 and 3 p.m. The previous record for greater Hartford on Oct. 18 was 80 degrees set in 1968.
Many residents were out enjoying the un-fall-like temperatures on Tuesday.
“I feel like I'm in Florida today," Mike McDowell, who was playing golf on Tuesday, said. “But, it's wonderful and the colors and God creation doesn't get any better than this.”
But, McDowell was not alone.
“Whether you play a good game of golf or a bad game of golf, the weather is stunning and the scenery with the colors is spectacular," Jessica Parchman said.
Many were out for a jog or even a walk as they took their stroll right through the fall leaves. Eyewitness News even spotted people wearing shorts.
“I love it! I hope it last until Christmas,” one man said as he laughed about the warm temperatures.
For businesses with outdoor dining such as Lucky Lou's in Old Wethersfield, they were seeing a boost in business.
“Who needs Florida when you have this in New England,” Lucas Kyriakos, who is the owner of Lucky Lou's, said. “It's been great for business, we've had an excellent summer and great Fall.”
Many people said they want to take advantage of soaking up the rays while this weather lasts.
“It's so unusual this time of year. We have to enjoy it," Rich Panchera, of Middletown, said.
A cold front will push through Wednesday night and the state will see temperatures in the 60's on Thursday.
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