For the past few days, Florida has been breaking record highs. As we head into the middle of the week, many spots across the south and east could be challenging record highs. Thanks to a high pressure that has set up shop across the southeast, warm air is being pumped into the eastern half of the country. Highs for Wednesday and Thursday will be about 15 to 30 degrees above average. Some spots across the south and northeast could potentially be breaking record highs Thursday.
With the winds out of the south, temperatures will soar over 20 degrees above average for cities like Baltimore, MD.
Over 30 degrees above average for St. Louis, MO. Enjoy this early taste of spring though because it won't last long. A cold front pushes through the region and drops temperatures back down to temperatures below average.
For the second half of February, the long range pattern looks to keep the east's temperatures above average.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Kate Mantych.