Spring is here! (unofficially)

Spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20th, but by the looks of things outside it’s already here. With temperatures soaring up to and above 70 today, daytime highs will be 20 to 30 degrees above average for the next several days. Check out the latest 6 to 10 day temperature outlook from the NWS. To sum things up, it will be warm for at least the next week.

So what is causing the warmer temperatures? By the upcoming weekend, a deep area of high pressure will settle in over the Eastern half of the United states taking a recently active jet stream almost completely out of play for our weather. The darker colors indicate a stronger and more active jet with a deep trough over the West coast and a ridge over the East.

This is more of a pattern typically seen during mid-summer and would lead to temperatures usually soaring well into the 90’s if this were taking place in July or August. Since it’s taking place in March, expect low to mid 70’s well into next week!  This type of pattern usually eliminates any organized systems that would cause a large severe weather outbreak, simply due to the fact that the jet stream is a big contributor to that type of weather. Enjoy!

Kyle

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