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First State to enjoy spring-like weather this week

via National Weather Service

Spring doesn’t officially begin for another 12 days, but temperatures in the First State this week will make it feel like it’s already here.

Temperatures will flirt with 70 degrees Tuesday up and down the First State with sunny skies.  National Weather Service meteorologist Valerie Meola explains why.

“There’s a large surface high pressure system that’s sliding across the Mid-Atlantic and its going to move off the coast of the southeastern United States through midweek," said Meola. "As a result,the flow around the high will be coming more from the south-southwest and that’s going to bring a lo of warm are into our region.”

Meola adds temps in the  mid-70s are possible as the week progresses.

“It looks like the warm temperatures last through at least Thursday, maybe into Friday. It looks like there is a cold front that may move through sometime on Friday.  Timing is still an issue on that.  Should it move through late in the day, it will get warm again Friday," said Meola.

She says temps should dip down closer to 60 degrees Saturday, but rebound into the mid 60s Sunday with a chance of showers in the forecast over the weekend.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.