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After a bitter cold few days, warmer temps are finally here

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(PIX11 WEATHER CENTER) — A storm system will narrowly miss the tri-state area Friday as it moves up the eastern seaboard.

The storm will pass just east of Long Island and may bring a chance of a shower. Temperatures will be milder, getting close to the 40 degree mark Friday afternoon. The mild air will be here for the first part of the weekend as high pressure over the Gulf of Mexico will move south of the region allowing temperatures to reach seasonable levels.

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Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 40s, right where it should be for this time of year.

A cold front will move through early Sunday morning bringing a chance of scattered flurries and snow showers. Temperatures will be cooler with highs in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

A period of quiet weather is on tap for the beginning of next week as weak high pressure will bring partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 40s.

We are watching a storm system for Wednesday which has the potential to bring another round of accumulating snow and cold temperatures.  The accumulations will depend on the track and speed of the storm.