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Record-breaking high temps possible in York County this week

Workers prune apple trees at Brown's Orchard, Saturday, February 17, 2018. Late each winter, excessive growth is trimmed from fruit-bearing trees at the orchard to promote good conditions for the flowering trees in the spring. John A. Pavoncello photo

Temperatures could reach record-breaking highs this week in York County, according to a weather official.

David Martin, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in State College, said temperatures could reach the low 70s Tuesday, Feb. 20, and then the mid-70s Wednesday, Feb. 21.

"We have a warm front moving in today; we're going to be well into above-normal temperatures basically the next several days," he said Monday, Feb. 19.

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A high of 70 and low of 53 is expected for Tuesday, and a high of 74 and low of 47 is expected for Wednesday, according to the weather service.

Martin said the record high for York County for Feb. 20 is 64, which was set in 1943. The record high for Feb. 21 is 71, set in 1997, according to Martin.

"Depending on how much sun you get, it's going to be close to those days," he said.

Temperatures will remain warmer throughout the week, according to the weather service. A high of 53 and a low of 37 is expected for Thursday, Feb. 22, followed by a high of 49 and low of 43 Friday, Feb. 23.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.