The Northeast will cool down over the weekend, spike to above-normal heating needs for Monday and Tuesday, but then settle back to just under normal for the rest of next week. The Midwest will be a lot cooler than it was in record- mild January, but still a little milder than normal.

Extremely mild weather will continue this entire week, stretching the run of mild weeks assuredly to eight. Though cooler, the following week may yet be mild enough to leave a ninth week in the run of mild weeks that have spanned the core of this heating season.

U.S. heating demands will shift back toward normal going into the middle stretch of January.