Area getting early taste of Spring Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia area is getting an early taste of spring.

Near record-breaking high temperatures are possible on Wednesday and Thursday as a high pressure system remains anchored off the southeastern United States.

Record high temperatures are possible Wednesday in Mount Pocono, Allentown, Reading and Philadelphia. Those temperatures could be 30 degrees above normal and follow Tuesday's highs in the low 70s in parts of the area.

Temperatures in the 70s are expected across our area a before a cold front starts pushing through on Thursday. However, the highs are still expected to be slightly above normal.