Record High, 87 Degrees Today!

March 15th, 2012 at 2:45 pm by under Weather

We started this morning at 57 degrees, what a warm….correction, hot afternoon it is. 87 degrees was the high temperature today. The average high temperature today is 58 degrees and the previous record was 84 set in 1973. The sunny skies with that south wind was a big factor to warm us up today. Another factor is the humidity, temperatures usually fluctuate much more when it isn’t humid outside. The dewpoint today was near 50 degrees (Versus the summer where its in the 70s)

Today

Look at how the temperatures have rose over the past week:

Sat to Today

That area of high pressure is going to stick around our region over the next few days, but with the additional humidity and instability in the atmosphere we might see a stray shower or thunderstorm tonight. For our Friday, we also have a chance to see a thunderstorm in the afternoon with highs again in the low 80s. For our Saturday (St. Patrick’s Day) there is a chance for more of these scattered thunderstorms as the atmosphere remains in an unstable state.

We will eventually cool down a bit more on Saturday and Sunday with highs near 70 degrees.

Enjoy this taste of heat today,

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

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