There’s a Downside to This Weekend’s Nice Weather

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Crime scene tape at the funeral for former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand at Trinity Grace Church on August 22, 2013 in New York, New York. Allemand passed away on Wednesday, August 14th of an apparent suicide.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images

After six months of very, very low temperatures, warmth has finally returned to New York. Unfortunately, the balmy weather came with a rash of shootings. (As we were reminded during this February’s 12-day murder-free streak, violent crime tends to decrease when it’s cold and increase as it gets hotter outside.) NBC reports that 19 people were shot in 14 different incidents throughout the city this weekend. (There were also two stabbings.) Nobody was killed, but it’s still a depressing way to kick off spring. The good(ish) news? We’re in for a cool, rainy week.