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I heard this in a weather broadcast. The part I am not sure is the usage for a high. Does it mean mid fifty will be one of the highest temperatures in a day, supposing there are few high temperatures in a day? I am not sure if I get it right here.

A side note, it's possible that I misheard it. Forgive my weak English ear. I can't provide the source here because I just heard it accidentally.

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    It means the high temperature for that day will be in the mid-fifties. Usually, in the plural. "We'll be expecting a high [temperature] of 90 degrees in the New York area today". Naturally, this is Fahrenheit, and not Celsius. – Lambie May 2 '18 at 0:47

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