People Enjoy Late November Warmth

It may be the end of November, but temperatures across Connecticut today felt more like spring than fall.

Jackie Velez of West Hartford took advantage of temperatures in the mid-fifties to put up her holiday decorations. She said it was perfect weather for her annual tradition of hanging lights and garlands.

"I feel like I’m in Puerto Rico," she said.

Velez added she hopes the warm weather will stay, and said she would be more than happy if snow stayed away this Christmas.

A few blocks away, Jose Chacon was busy raking and leaf-blowing on his West Hartford lawn. He doesn’t like it when temperatures hot or cold, so today’s weather was ideal for his autumn yard work.

Others decided to skip chores today for some fun. Tiago Prazeres is back in town after spending the last year playing soccer in Europe. Today, he was catching up with his dad over a friendly match at Wolcott Park. Father and son could not resist the opportunity to kick a ball around together.

"The sun gives you energy I feel, and I love coming out here to burn some calories," said Prezares.

Maryellen Garval just moved back to Connecticut after 11 years in Hawaii. The weather at the playground was not as hot as the beach, but chasing after her 2-year-old grandson Ryan kept her warm enough to unzip her jacket.

Garval said, "it’s just wonderful to get him out and to spend some time with him outdoors."

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