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Springnam Style

January 11, 2013; 8:37 AM ET

Friday 10 a.m.

Gangnam Style was a big deal musically and choreographically during the fall and early winter. For a much briefer period, springnam style will be the theme for the temperatures this weekend in the Northeast.

Much milder air will be heading into the Northeast this weekend. On Sunday, temperatures are likely to be in the 50s in Boston and 60s in Philadelphia. Chicago has temperatures in the 50s today, but by Sunday and Monday, it will be in the 20s and 30s. As the cold air comes in, an area of precipitation may arrive in time to cause slippery conditions in the Windy City Sunday morning. As the cold air moves toward the East Coast Monday and Tuesday, the warmth will be erased, but we should not expect any extreme cold with this first outbreak.

Last year was officially declared as being the warmest year in the U.S. since recordkeeping began more than a century ago. Looked at over a long period, it is a slow process... in contrast to the fast changes we can experience in the weather from day to day. As it gets colder in the Northeast next week and the week after, global warming may not be the first thing to come to mind. However, as you can see in this picture, it exists.

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Elliot Abrams
Elliot Abrams from AccuWeather.com offers this Northeast Weather Blog for the U.S. with regular updates on NE weather from a leading forecaster and meteorologist.