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Northeastern U.S. to experience drastic temperature swing

Staff Writer |
Fresh on the heels of one of the coldest starts to January on record, the northeastern United States will briefly thaw out late this week.

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The warmest air in several weeks will spread into the Northeast by the end of the week, according to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.

Compared to their lowest point over the past weekend, temperatures will be 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit higher at their peak on Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, high temperatures will climb into the 50s and 60s F across the Ohio Valley, with widespread 40s in store across the Northeast.

On Friday, the warmest air will shift to the Northeast’s Interstate-95 corridor. Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., will all likely hit the 60s F, while New York City will come close to this mark.

“High temperatures will be 10-20 degrees above normal,” Pastelok said.

The less brutal conditions will be a welcome relief for residents who have dealt with high heating bills, frozen pipes and car battery issues during the latest cold spell.

However, those hoping to get outside to take advantage of the milder conditions will be disappointed.

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