60s in February!? High temperatures Monday, February 1st were 20-25 degrees above average. Surprisingly, we didn’t break any records! Temperatures won’t be quite as warm the next few days but will remain well above average.
The Groundhog is guaranteed to be confused Tuesday with blue skies and temperatures in the mid-upper 40s.
Wednesday will mark the beginning of the end of this warm stretch of weather. An approaching cold front will bring a soaking rain followed by a cool-down. While the morning commute looks dry, showers will develop around midday. Rain will fall heavily at times with very mild temperatures in the 50s to near 60 degrees! A gusty southwest wind will pick up too. Also, don’t be surprised if you hear a rumble of thunder along the actual front Wednesday night.
The cooler air will lag behind the front a bit. Thursday remains mild with highs in the 40s. Then by Friday, a real February chill returns with highs in the upper 30s. Still, there’s no big arctic cold in sight.
Monday Night: Chance early sprinkle, slow clearing, cooler. Low: 25-35.
Tuesday: Sunny, remaining mild. High: 45-50.
Wednesday: Cloudy but dry start with rain developing midday, some heavy at times. Becoming windy with the chance for thunder. High: Mid-upper 50s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, breezy, mild one last day. High: Mid-upper 40s.
Friday: Sunny, breezy, cooler. High: Upper 30s.
Saturday: Sunny, breezy. High: Upper 30s-Low 40s.