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    Philly to Climb out of the Deep Freeze

    By By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
    January 31, 2014, 10:46:09 AM EST

    The worst of the recent cold and perhaps the coldest days of the winter may be behind the Philadelphia area. However, there are some storms on the horizon.

    A pattern change will take away the pure arctic flow of air to allow milder Pacific air to mix in during the last few days of January and into February.

    Through at least the first half of February, nighttime lows in the single digits with highs in the teens are likely to be a thing of the past for the city.


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    Temperatures will reach toward the 30-year average or a tad above average late this week into the weekend. The average high and low for late January/early February is 41 and 26 F respectively. Average temperatures begin to trend upward during February.

    While dry weather is in store through Saturday, a series of storms will affect the region Sunday through next week.

    The first two systems will be weak with light precipitation.

    A storm will pass well to the north Saturday into Sunday with only spotty rain showers in the local area.

    However, a fresh push of chilly air may allow the second weak storm on Monday to bring a period of snow or flurries.

    Another storm at midweek could be strong with heavy precipitation. Details on the form and extent of the precipitation will be made available as soon as possible. At this time odds favor rain around the city.

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    Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. and noon EST. We will be talking about the weather pattern favoring storms moving up from the South and Southwest during February.

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