Sunny and Warm!
First Day of Spring!
It was an absolutely beautiful Sunday across the Classic City. For once, temperatures were typical for the middle of March with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s. Spring officially begins tomorrow morning at 6:29 a.m. EDT! We’ll see one night of chilly temperatures and then a big warm up is on the way as we head into Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Could we see highs in the 80s by Tuesday? Will we see any rain chances to help our drought conditions this week? Find out below in our “Sneak Peek of the Week” section!
Tonight: clear and cold. Light northerly winds. Low near 38°F.
Monday (First Day of Spring): sunny and warmer. Southwest winds at 5-10 mph. High near 72°F.
First day of spring will start off chilly with temperatures in the upper 30s. We should remain above freezing, which is good news for farmers in the state. We’ll see plenty of sunshine with temperatures climbing into the low 70s. Some spots south of I-20 could climb into the mid 70s tomorrow afternoon. Overall, should be a beautiful start to the work week!
Sneak Peek of the Week
First half of the week is looking absolutely gorgeous with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. We could be approaching 80°F by Tuesday afternoon. It won’t last long as a cold front slides into the area Wednesday giving us a chance for a few showers. High temperatures will likely drop 20 degrees between Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will likely stay in the 50s Thursday afternoon thanks to a wedge set-up. A cold front will approach us by next weekend giving us our next big rain chance Saturday night into Sunday. We’ll likely warm up ahead of the front and could see a few thunderstorms. Still far away, but we’ll watch it. Overall, the only day with below average temperatures appears to be on Thursday.
Tuesday: mostly sunny and very warm. Wake up temperatures in the low 50s. Highs near 80.
Wednesday: mostly cloudy with a few showers possible. Wake up temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Wake up temperatures in the low 40s. High temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and warmer. Wake up temperatures in the low 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a stray shower or storm possible. Wake up temperatures in the low 50s. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s.
Weather Video of the Day
Peru has been devastated by severe flooding due to unusually warm waters off the Pacific Ocean. Dozens of people have died. Here’s some footage via the Associated Press (AP).