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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia and other communities around the state are gearing up for what could be the coldest Thanksgiving Day in over a century.

The coldest Turkey Day on record for Philadelphia was 27 degrees in 1901, said Trent Davis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J.

The forecast high for Thursday in the city is 28 degrees, he said.

Most cities in Pennsylvania will hover near their record coldest temperatures, said Eric Horst, director of the Weather Info Center at Millersville University.

He said it's a "brutal shot" of Arctic cold, but the good thing is that it will leave as fast as it arrives.

The cold blast will start to pull out Saturday, and temperatures will rise into the 50s by Sunday, he said. — (AP)

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