More Record Heat Sunday, Does It Last?
Another day of record-breaking warmth gripped a wide swath of the eastern U.S. on Sunday, and more unseasonably mild temperatures could again be in store for the start of the work week.
At least 28 record highs were clinched on Sunday from coast-to-coast, following more than 50 on Saturday, and more could be in store for Monday, although somewhat cooler temperatures and some snow returns to portions of the upper Midwest and Northeast to start the work week.
Mild temperatures will stay in place for the I-95 corridor including New York City, Boston, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia into Monday, with highs again expected in the 50s. Temperatures will then cool to more seasonable levels for the middle and end portion of the week before a sharp rebound expected again early next week.
Meanwhile, the West will continue to see well above average temperatures, with Denver seeing high temperatures in the 60s for much of the upcoming week and Phoenix in the 80s, well above normal for this time of year.
While temperatures are expected to slowly climb down to near-seasonal levels by mid-week across the U.S., most of the country is expected to bask in above average warmth for this time of year for most of the upcoming week, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) predicts. Early indications are that next weekend and early next week (Monday March 7th-Wednesday March 9th) could once again feature near record-breaking warmth from New York City to Chicago.
Stay with WeatherNation as this early taste of Spring potentially continues well into March.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Cover photo: Eric Woelfle