Warmer weather on the way. Why and when?

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BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - High pressure over much of the eastern part of the country is keeping us cold. This cold air will move east as high pressure moves east too. As it pushes farther away, 'return flow' will set up. What is that?

Return flow is what we call southwest flow of the atmosphere that let's warmer air 'return' north from the warmer regions of the country. While this is the coldest part of the year on average, we'll get into the lower 50s for the weekend and at least early next week.

After that, the general flow will be from the west and northwest, pulling cold air back into the Mountain State.