Unusually mild winter weather to bring near-record temperatures

The unusually mild winter weather continues for the foreseeable future with some possible record-setting temperatures.

Fog and clouds on Wednesday morning will give way to sunshine by late morning into the afternoon. The sun combined with a southwest wind and lack of snow cover, will allow temperatures to climb into record territory for most communities in the ABC 6 Weather First area with highs near or in the low 50s which is close to 25° above average.

A cold front will slide through late Wednesday into Thursday bringing in some slightly cooler air with high temperatures expected to be in the mid-40s.

Cooler yet for Friday with highs in the upper 30s. It is also Groundhog’s Day and there will be some clouds around so it’s still uncertain if the groundhog will see its shadow or not resulting in six more weeks of winter or an early spring, according to folklore.

Temperatures will rebound back into the 40s through the weekend and into next week.

The weather pattern is looking quiet and dry with the next best chance to see any precipitation coming toward the second half of next week, however it being far out, it’s not a for certain thing yet.