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'January Thaw' Moving In This Weekend

The annual warm-up known as the "January thaw" is moving in this weekend, with temperatures in Johnston approaching 60.


A "January thaw" is moving in, according to meteorologists at WHDH-TV and the National Weather Service.

"Our annual January Thaw is upon us for the next several days," meteorologist Jeremy Reiner posted in his blog.

Typically, the January thaw happens between Jan. 20-26, but is arriving slightly earlier than usual this year, Reiner said.

But it will be a thaw in what has already been a mild winter. Meteorologist Pete Bouchard said there have been only 9 days with below normal temperatures in New England since the meteorological start to winter on Dec. 1.

The National Weather Service forecasts that high temperatures in Johnston will be in the high-40s Saturday, and will approach 60 Sunday afternoon. The temperatures will remain in the 50s through Monday before cooling a bit Tuesday, only to rise back into the upper-40s Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.

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