CLEVELAND - We are entering the coldest time of the year in northern Ohio, but it won't feel like it.
On average, from Jan. 5 to Jan. 24, we see the coldest air in Cleveland.
Our high temperatures top out at 34 during this stretch. 34 is the coldest average high all year. It also marks the coldest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland. On Jan. 19, 1994, we dropped to -20 degrees.
With the jet stream well to our north, the rest of this week will not be that cold. In fact, highs will run much above average by Friday and into the upcoming weekend.
We will likely see highs well into the 50s both Friday and Saturday.
This mild weather trend will not last though. A cold front will blast through Sunday into Monday with colder air behind it.
Expect more bursts of cold air next week and beyond. We may see the coldest air of the season by the end of next week into next weekend.
Some computer models are predicting highs in the teens by next weekend. So enjoy the mild weather before it ends.
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