Very cold air has engulfed much of the Southeast for the month of December. There are finally signs we'll see a break over the next few days. The high pressure responsible for the cold air will move offshore Wednesday night and Thursday allowing a gradual warm-up. Highs will reach the middle 40s Wednesday and upper 40s Thursday. Most of the ice and snow will melt by Thursday and Friday. By the weekend we could see highs into the lower to middle 60s. It should stay dry for the next few days. The next chance for rain will be Saturday night or Sunday.