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Icicles hang near 19th and Harney Streets during a January cold snap.

This week’s arctic front brought Omaha its lowest temperature of the winter, but the chill is not sticking around.

Temperatures could flirt with 50 degrees by Sunday.

Omaha recorded a low of 4 below zero Thursday morning at Eppley Airfield, said Brett Albright, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. That’s 2 degrees lower than this winter’s previous low of 2 below zero on Jan. 20, Albright said.

Cold as Thursday morning was, it was nowhere near a record, according to the weather service. Omaha’s record low for Feb. 13 is 22 below zero, set in 1905.

Stiff winds Friday will usher in a warm front, Albright said, and weekend highs in Omaha are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 40s. Even better, relatively light winds are forecast.


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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Phone: 402-444-1102.

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