Record-breaking temperatures Wednesday; warm again by Thursday (2/22/23)
This afternoon’s thunderstorms coupled with stronger winds from the south first, allowed temperatures to really climb Wednesday afternoon. The timing of the linear track of storms allowed high temperatures to reach the mid and upper 70s around our area, actually breaking some records (as seen below)!
Record-breaking temperatures today will lead to a very mild evening, about 25 degrees above normal in terms of a low temperature overnight, too. Not much change in the temperatures since the line of storms, and not expecting much change as we start the day Thursday.
One of the more notable changes: less wind going forward. Within the line of storms, we recorded gusts around 60 mph throughout the region, downing trees and powerlines. But since then, the Wind Advisory was allowed to expire before long, and gusts so far this evening have slowed to only 15-20 mph. Expecting that to be the same by the early morning hours on Thursday (snapshot below).
Thursday should be another mild day before a dry, cold front passes through by the later morning hours. Temperatures especially in the southeastern portion of our coverage area will likely be pushing toward the 70s again.
Farther out than Thursday, temperatures respond to the cold front by Friday morning and Friday afternoon. There isn’t looking like there’s a whole lot of moisture, if any, with this front so generally just a cool down to come from it. After that, more rain chances mix in by this weekend.
And before you know it, March 1st will be here!
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team