There is some good news for folks struggling with the record cold in the Cleveland area and over much of the Central and Eastern states.
Temperatures were about 20 degrees higher Wednesday afternoon compared to Tuesday afternoon around the same time. Temperatures will continue to step upward during the second half of this week and could touch 50 degrees in some locations this weekend.
The warming trend will not be without precipitation, however. A bit of snow will be in the vicinity into Thursday.
The January thaw will be accompanied by drenching rain Friday night into Saturday.
In the wake of the storm, it will turn cooler, but not colder immediately. This is because the source of the air moving in Sunday will be from the Pacific Ocean.
Another dose of warm air is likely to swing through during the middle of next week.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the warmup on the way.
Thank you for your patience during our recent Comments outage. Comments have returned, including comments on previous stories & blogs before the outage. As before, Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
Storms packing heavy rain and mountain snow will take a break beginning during the middle of this week, while further drought relief looks promising.
A pair of storm systems will dampen Republic Day celebrations across India on Thursday.
Fog will continue to limit visibility and cause slick surfaces across Germany over the next several days.
Hypothermia is one of the main concerns for anyone who spends extended time outside in the cold.
A multi-day outbreak of severe weather killed at least 19 people and brought devastation to communities across the Southeast on Saturday and Sunday.
Gusty winds and snow will sweep across the north-central United States through Tuesday night.
The death toll from rounds of severe weather across the South over the weekend has risen to at least 18.
A storm will bring major disruptions to the northeastern United States into Tuesday night.