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Mild Week Coming Up For Eastern U.S.

A very mild, almost spring-time weather, will consume the Eastern third to half of the U.S. this week with well above normal temperatures and perhaps a record high or two on Thursday and Friday in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile on Tuesday, a system with a stream of moisture will arrive into the Pacific Northwest and a storm will develop and take shape near the southern Plains. Read More >


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