Record Highs in the East From Wednesday
Warm temperatures spread across the Eastern U.S. yesterday as dozens of record high temperatures were set. Readings were more than 20 degrees above average in most areas. Highs ranged from the 60s in New York to 80s in Georgia.
High temperatures were also in the 80s in the Mid-Atlantic states. Record highs were set in the Washington D.C., Norfolk, and Richmond.
A cold front has pushed south of the region, with temperatures tumbling today. Thermometers are running 20 to 30 degrees colder in most of the East. Highs on Friday will be 20 to 40 degrees lower than Wednesday.
The colder temperatures are not likely to stick around long. The 6 to 10 day forecast from the Climate Prediction Center calls for above normal readings to once again settle across most of the Eastern tw0-thirds of the nation.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels