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Cold Air Mass Shatters Records, Moves East

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The heart of the cold air mass that enveloped the Ohio Valley on Tuesday has moved into New York and New England, and the Ohio Valley is starting to see a warming trend.

Record low temperatures for the 7th of January were established across the area this morning as a ten degree below zero reading was recorded at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport around 3 a.m.

Low temperatures Wednesday morning came in at 4 degrees which was 14 degrees warmer than the Tuesday morning low. Lighter wind speeds allowed wind chill warnings and advisories to expire as of Wednesday.

Snow flurries are expected late Wednesday and Thursday. A big warm-up is expected this weekend.

In other parts of West Virginia, temperatures fell to 5 degrees below zero in Lewisburg and 4 degrees below zero in both Bluefield and Morgantown on Monday night. All three cities broke records for Jan. 6 that were set in 1988.

Parkersburg tied a record set in 1942 as the temperature fell to-3 degrees. 

In Ohio, University Hospitals in Cleveland said one person treated for hypothermia died there on Monday. Authorities in Toledo say a 90-year-old woman died Monday after her car got stuck in the snow and she tried to walk home.