Mother Nature is demonstrating the full scope of her abilities in the tri-state area, as near record-breaking heat Wednesday will take a nosedive overnight, and a long-awaited major snowstorm is forecast to drop as much as a foot of snow Thursday morning.

Enjoy a spring-like day Wednesday, with temperatures topping out in the high 50s to low 60s — 15 to 20 degrees above normal. NYC could even beat a Central Park heat record set at 61 degrees in 1965.

READ MORE FROM PIX 11 NEWS.