NYC: Arctic Cold Sounds the Retreat With Snow, Ice and Rain

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
January 09, 2014; 2:33 AM
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There is some good news for folks struggling with the cold in the New York City area and over much of the Central and Eastern states.

Temperatures will continue to step upward during the second half of this week and could touch 50 degrees in some locations this weekend.

A period of snow and freezing rain in some locations during Friday midday will make some roads and sidewalks slippery.

The January thaw will be accompanied by drenching rain Saturday into Saturday night. Ice moving downstream is already causing some flooding problems.

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.

Additional doses of warm air will swing through during next week, prior to another possible visit by the polar vortex.

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Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the warmup on the way and any concerns for flooding.

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