By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist
January 30, 2014
There is good news for folks hoping for a little break on heating bills and hoping to clean up the ice and snow that has accumulated in the Midwest, East and South. However, the pattern change may eventually evolve into storms that bring heavy precipitation.
For a large part of the eastern two-thirds of the nation, the severe cold will ease up and temperatures will climb to average to above average levels during the first few days of February.
The most notable warmup will be in the South.
Temperatures will trend upward through the 50s and 60s late this week and are forecast to reach the 70s in portions of Texas and Louisiana this weekend.