Good morning folks! I can assure you that I have spring fever about as bad as ever right now. We broke our record high yesterday, and are looking at that again today. Overall, the warm pattern continues, with heavy rain on the way!
Record High Expected to Drop
Folks, our record high for today is 76°F, set last year. I think it is almost a surefire bet that we are going to set a new record today.
First of all, we are already starting the day off warm. Temperatures are near 64°F this morning as you get ready to head out the door to work and school.
Southwesterly flow will increase through this morning and this afternoon, and we should see quite the windy afternoon.
We should be seeing gusts of wind in the 20-30 mph range this afternoon, and this kind of flow will help us warm quite a bit. I think we are looking at a high of around 82°F this afternoon. The all-time record high for February is 83°F!
Yeah, that is crazy. High clouds should be increasing throughout the day, but the sunshine certainly will help things warm up today.
Clouds thicken up overnight ahead of the slow moving cold front for Wednesday.
Gloomy and Cooler Wednesday and Thursday
The cold front is poised to move through between 7 and 9 am Wednesday morning, ushering in a much cooler air mass.
This cold front will also give us the forcing we needed to get the rainfall that has been well advertised. The first bit of rainfall should arrive early to mid morning on Wednesday. This is still up in the air, as some models have it moving slower.
Highs will likely be hit just after midnight or in the early morning hours of Wednesday, as temps are expected to fall into the low and mid 50s during the afternoon.
The heaviest rainfall is expected to move into the region by late Wednesday morning and into the afternoon. Some rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out, but nothing severe is expected.
Expect rainfall to continue into Wednesday night and Thursday. Rumbles of thunder and heavy rain are possible with this rainfall as well.
Highs Thursday will likely rise around 58°F-60°F regionwide. Another warm up is expected on Friday with more rain chances ahead of more significant rain expected over the weekend.
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