Damp and chilly conditions will vanish later this week in the East as the jet stream lifts north and east into the Ohio Valley. Thursday, clear skies will encompass a broad area from Indiana to New England and southward to Georgia. High pressure will hold its ground on Friday, and bright sunshine will allow temperatures to climb several degrees higher just about everywhere in the East. Highs on Friday will reach the low 70s from the Ohio River to the Delmarva Peninsula with 60s surging north into northern Vermont and New Hampshire which will be 5-10 degrees above normal.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Justin Povick