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It's about to get cold again, Bloomington


IU students walk out of the School of Public Health building in winter attire. Students wore warm clothing such as coats and boots due to temperatures being in the 30s and 40s.  Alex Deryn

After an uncharacteristic January week of highs hovering around 40 degrees — sometimes even reaching the mid-50s — Bloomington residents can expect a cold snap Wednesday morning.

Wednesday's projected dip back down a high of 29 degrees and a low of 18 will put Bloomington weather back on pace with the city’s winter averages, according to data from the National Weather Service. It could even snow Saturday.

Last year at this time, students and residents faced highs in the low teens, so Wednesday’s “cold snap” shouldn’t be a huge shock.

Though different weather services offer different historical January highs for Bloomington, all agree on one thing: the city has seen warmer Januarys. By one report, the record high was 78 degrees in 1950.

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