PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Friday was a beautiful day to have lunch in the park — Philadelphia’s warmest day of the year so far.

Around Rittenhouse Square in center city, lots of folks headed outdoors to enjoy what was looking like a fabulous day.

(Woman:)  “It’s very nice. It’s been so gloomy that it’s needed for your soul, you know?”

(Man:)  “I’m enjoying the rays. Just a lot of people getting outside.  (It’s the) first day back out in nice weather.  Everyone’s trying to get out of the house for once.”

And it seemed like a lot of people had spring fever.

(Hadas Kuznits:)  “Are you having an extra long lunch day?”
(Woman, laughing: ) I’m starting my weekend early, yes.”
(Kuznits:)  “You’re not going back to work?”
(Woman:)  “No, not today.”
(Kuznits:)  “Does your boss know?”
(Woman:) “Ummm… no. (laughs)”

Folks tell me they hope this weather is a taste of what’s to come soon.

(Man:)  “I love it. You know, I can’t wait until it’s every day.”

Reported from Rittenhouse Square by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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