Still summerlike today, but changes are ahead!March 22nd, 2012 at 7:59 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Dare I say it was HOT yesterday afternoon? We climbed to a new record high of 86-degrees! Amazing… this totally smashed the old record of 78-degrees, a long-standing record that dates back to 1918. We will likely fall JUST shy of today’s record high of 84, as we’re forecasting lower 80s, but it will be close! But we’ll actually set a different record today: The number of consecutive days in March above 70-degrees. We tied the record at 9 in a row yesterday… and today will make 10. Heck, we’ll likely even make it 11 straight days at/above 70 on Friday, with a forecast high of 72. The month of March is currently running 14.2° above normal…. just unbelievable!
We will be about 10-degrees cooler on Friday as the slow-moving storm finally gets here. This morning it’s still spinning over Oklahoma/Texas, but tomorrow, it kicks out into Missouri and will spread scattered showers and thunderstorms into the Miami Valley:
The activity will likely start in the morning and continue on and off through the day. Some of the thunderstorms will have the potential to be strong to severe, and the SPC has included our area in an ELEVATED risk for severe weather:
As the low moves over the region on Saturday, we’ll stick with the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. The weekend temperatures will be about 20-degrees cooler than we have been, but still about 10-degrees above normal. Do you believe it?! Sunday looks to be the drier of the two weekend days, with highs in the mid-60s. We’re still expecting another temperature upswing next week, as we quickly approach 70 again!