Here Comes Spring

Spring officially begins this Sunday but the warmth will arrive ahead of schedule, with 80° not out of the question for Friday.

After the crazy cold start to winter, many of you welcomed the break from the extreme cold in the middle of February. That marked a shift to noticeably warmer weather that persisted for the last few weeks of winter. Now with the start of spring at our doorstep, we are expecting a warming trend that will have many of you thinking thoughts of summer!

A big ridge of high pressure will build into our area by Thursday and into Friday. As this ridge slowly builds offshore, it will switch our wind direction around to the southwest. This will draw up warmer air from the south and send it shooting up the eastern seaboard. This ridge will be particularly strong for this time of year and it will help give us some unseasonably warm temperatures. Friday afternoon will feature readings in the lower 80s for most of us, which would be 20 - 25° above average. Will any record highs be in jeopardy? Short answer - nope! The record high for Friday's date is 87° which was set in 1945. The warmest temperature ever in the month of March was on March 28, 1907 when the mercury hit an incredible 94°!

What will you do to enjoy the warmer weather on Friday? Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section of this blog!

Brantley

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