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Posted on Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 - 12:04 am EDT

Break from cold to be fleeting

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FORT WAYNE — It may have felt great outside Friday, but don’t get yourself used to the warm weather.

Despite a record-setting temperature to close out the typical workweek and more semi-warm weather expected today, Fort Wayne will soon feel the chill again.

Maybe even more so than usual.

“Next week could be well below normal,” said John Taylor, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s office in Syracuse. “Things could cool off considerably.”

But on Friday, the temperature reached 57 degrees at 1:56 p.m., breaking the previous record for Jan. 11 by one degree set in 1975.

River levels south of Fort Wayne will rise until Monday thanks to the rain and melting snow, and some areas will approach or creep into flood level. But the levels are not expected to approach the levels that would cause damage, according to National Weather Service flood forecasters.

According to Taylor, the brief burst of spring-like weather stemmed from a trough over the western United States that came all the way up from Texas to the Great Lakes.

“Everything just came into place,” he said, noting that today’s temperatures could reach into the 50s, as well, though well short of the record of 64.

But that might be the end of it, he said.

“Sunday might be back to reality,” Taylor said. “We could be back into the mid-30s.”

High 81 °F
Low 68 °F
68 °F
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