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Midwest Ready To Bask In Spring-like Warmth

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While much of the Great Lakes and Northeast feels the grip of winter, much of the Plains and deep South will enjoy a preview of spring starting on Friday and lasting through the weekend.

A ridge of high pressure and a southwesterly flow will usher in possible record-breaking warmth from Colorado to South Dakota to Missouri.

Downsloping winds off the Rocky Mountains means that Denver, despite receiving accumulating snow on Wednesday, will rebound into the low 60s for Thursday. By Friday and Saturday, temperatures will soar near 70º in the Mile High City, and that warm air moves into Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Rapid City over the weekend as well.

Dallas (average high in the mid 50s) will enjoy highs in the mid 70s for both Saturday and Sunday, Kansas City (average high around 40º) will be in the 60s both days of the weekend, and St. Louis will approach 60º on both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunshine and unusually mild temperatures for this time of year should hold into the start of next week as well in the Midwest, although the mercury may not soar as high next week as it will for both Saturday and Sunday. Dry weather will be in place for Texas and Oklahoma through at least mid-week, while Colorado may get some rain and snow Tuesday or Wednesday to break up the streak of beautiful weather.

Looking for a respite from all of that cold air and snowy weather, Northeasterners? Look no further than the Midwest this weekend! Get outside and fire up the grill…even if it only is early February!

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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