Temps in the 60s expected in York County this week

David Weissman
York Dispatch
Mark Cash, left, and Artisha Haynes, both of York City, walk together at Kiwanis Lake in York City, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

In the midst of a winter that has been colder than most in recent memory, York County residents will get a brief reprieve as temperatures are expected to climb into the low 60s Thursday, Feb. 15.

Aaron Tyburski, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said warm air is being pushed up by a building ridge of high pressure from the southern East Coast and should stick around for at least 10 days.

The actual temperatures in the county will ebb and flow during that period, Tyburski said, but the high will remain at least in the low 40s.

He added that a lengthy run of warm temperatures isn't unusual for mid-February but probably feels unusual because of how cold the region has been this winter.

Though spring is fast approaching, Tyburski warned that this stretch of "heat" doesn't mean the cold is complete, as some of the area's biggest snowstorms have come in February and March.

Also, while the warmer temperatures might suggest more people will be able to enjoy the outdoors, the National Weather Service is forecasting a high chance of rain on Wednesday and Thursday nights.