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Goodbye snow and hello warmer temperatures

Posted at 9:52 AM, Feb 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-19 09:52:58-05

PIX11 WEATHER CENTER — Light freezing rain will work its way into the northern and western suburbs Wednesday morning as a warm front gradually works its way through the region.

A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect until noon for the northern and western sections of the tri-state Area. Some spots will see a light coating of ice this morning as rain begins to overspread the area.  Temperatures will rise into the 40s later in the afternoon which will allow these areas to thaw.

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High temperatures will reach the mid-40s in the afternoon which will be unseasonably warm.

The above normal temperatures will continue the next several days as high pressure brings mild air from the Gulf of Mexico. We will see highs on Thursday and Friday reaching the upper 40s to low 50s. This will help to reduce the snow cover in portions of the tri-state although it will not completely eliminate it.  Showers and scattered thunderstorms will move through on Friday as a cold front works its way in from the West.

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Over the weekend, the temperatures will gradually begin to return to seasonable as cold Canadian air returns to the region. Temperatures will remain in the mid-30s the beginning of next week.

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