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January Breaking Weather Records In WV; Warmer Temperatures On Way

Reported: Jan. 30, 2014 8:45 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 30, 2014 9:04 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP, Doug Harlow, Jeff Morris) -- January's frigid weather continues to break records across West Virginia.

Temperatures in some cities have fallen this week to their lowest levels in decades. The good news is that warmer weather is on the way.

On Thursday morning, it was more of the same -- frigid temperatures. The National Weather Service said the temperature in Charleston dropped to a record 1 below zero. The previous record for Jan. 30 was 3 degrees in 1966.

Elkins also broke a record Thursday as the temperature fell to minus-11 degrees. The old record was minus-9 degrees on Jan. 30, 1985.

Wheeling broke a record on Wednesday that had stood since the 1950s. The low temperature was minus-5 degrees. The old record was 8 degrees on Jan. 29, 1952.

Parkersburg's low on Wednesday was 11 below zero. The old record was 10 below zero on Jan. 29, 1963.

Meanwhile, warmer weather is on the way. Eyewitness News Meteorologist Doug Harlow said Thursday's temperature is expected to climb to 40 degrees in the Charleston and Huntington areas. Thursday night's low is forecast to be about 20 degrees. On Saturday, the high temperature could hit 60 degrees, Harlow said.

On Super Bowl Sunday, temperatures in the 30s and 40s are expected in the morning with a few snowflakes that should taper down. The afternoon should have temperatures in the 30s. Sunday night could see some precipitation that could mean some snow on Monday morning, but that is not set in stone and could change as more forecast information on conditions becomes available.

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