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Let's break some records: Warm winter could make Tri-State history

Most likely to break a.m. low temperature records
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Posted at 9:36 AM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 10:46:20-05

CINCINNATI -- Highs in the upper 60s and low 70s will catch your attention in February, there's no denying that. Add in blooming flowers and it's obvious that winter doesn't have a firm grip on the Tri-State.

But will we break warm temperature records this week? The answer is, more than likely, yes!

Here's a look at the forecasted daily highs and records for each day this week; I've highlighted (placed in italics/bold) the days that we have the best chance to get close to a record.

                     FORECAST      RECORD
Monday:           67°                    72°
Tuesday:          67°                    70°
Wednesday:    66°                    71°
Thursday:         68°                   72°
Friday:              70°                   72°

Morning low temperatures have the best chance to break a record -- for the warmest low temperature, that is. Check out the contenders highlighted below:

                     FORECAST      RECORD
Tuesday:          52°                    50°
Wednesday:     51°                    58°
Thursday:        55°                    55°
Friday:              56°                    52°

Some of these records look like slam dunks while others are just in the ball park. Time will tell this week how many records fall as this warm, April-like air continues to hang around. 

But here's your 9 First Warning: This warm air will end soon. A strong cold front will help unleash colder air for the weekend and we aren't seeing signs of air this mild as we head closer to March. 

Low pressure system on Friday first brings in storms and then ushers in colder air.