We’ve wrapped up another week of warmth across the Lower 48 as dozens of record high temperatures have been established from the Rockies to the East coast. Now, it’s back to reality for some of us as some colder air returns through early this upcoming week. We’ll get to the cold weather discussion in a moment, but let’s first bask in the warmth that was Friday.
Daily record high temperatures were tied or broken for March 4, 2022 in Tampa, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Montgomery, and Muscle Shoals. The Southeast U.S. experienced high temperatures in the middle and upper 80’s, breaking the daily high temperature record decades ago (even more than a century ago)! The Southeast will continue to have another very warm weekend.
High temperatures will be quite warm, on the order of 10 to 15 degrees above average, for much of the Southeast through the end of the weekend. Some cities, such as Little Rock, will begin to cool down on Monday as a cold front slowly pushes to the east. In the meantime, records will likely be tied and/or broken on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Potential record high temperatures are forecast from New Orleans to Quincy, and Tampa to Boston. The warmth will last through the early part of this upcoming week, before trending slightly cooler. Here’s a closer look at the individual record highs at risk of being tied and/or broken.
Sunday will be the warmest day for the Northeast region of the U.S. Temperatures will surge into the middle 70’s through our nation’s capital and even into Pennsylvania! Places as far north as Connecticut will reach the middle 60’s!
Throughout the day Sunday, colder air will move to the east through cities such as Chicago and take temperatures back downward into the 40’s for highs. The colder air will reach Indianapolis by Monday, while Washington D.C. has the chance of hitting 80 degrees on Monday! Burlington, VT will also be cooler Monday as some cold air invades from the north too.
While the East warms this weekend, the West will cool through Monday. Temperatures will sink to 20 degrees below average for this time of the year.
Low temperatures by Monday morning will sink to the 30’s in El Paso, TX the 20’s in Salt Lake City, UT and the 10’s from Denver, CO to Billings, MT. The colder-than-average temperature trend will last through mid-March for the western U.S.
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