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January Showers Bring February Flowers?

Unseasonably warm air will engulf the region this week, as high temperatures may hit records making it feel like mid-spring.

This week may be no suprise to some people, since this winter season has been the fourth warmest in recorded history.

That rank may become even closer to number one as the meteorological winter comes to an end next week. 

The meteorological winter runs from December through February, and depending on how warm the high temperatures reach within the week, this winter may almost be the warmest ever in some cities. 

Today, expect mostly sunny skies and the start of mild temperatures resulting in a beautiful day. High temperatures will creep into the upper 50s with a south-southeast wind increasing in the afternoon at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight, clouds will increase with the possibility for some isolated showers in spots. The night temperatures will be relatively mild in the mid 40s. 

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with some scattered showers, mainly before dawn. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s with some areas reaching as high as 60 degrees.

If the cloud cover is small, especially in the afternoon, temperatures could possibly reach the low sixties in the southern parts of the region.

Tomorrow night will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for some showers late. Night temperatures will stay warm at around 50 degrees because of overcast skies and warm air being carried up by the southeasterly winds.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with showers in the morning and early afternoon. Temperatures will slowly start to decrease as a monster cold front approaches the area.

The high temperature is expected to be in the morning around the low- to mid-50s, then falling to the upper 30s by night. Very strong winds from the west at 25 to 35 mph will be associated with this temperature drop. Some gusts may reach 40 mph.

Winter may aggrevate you as the weekend arrives with shocking temperature differences and maybe some wintry precipitation.

Send any questions to mld5202@psu.edu or follow @phillyburbswx on Twitter for constant updates.

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