Record warmth to start February

Temperatures have soared since the polar vortex.

Posted: Feb 4, 2019 6:12 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2019 10:24 AM

After a stretch of bitterly cold temperatures, the weather has dramatically warmed up. Compared to Thursday morning, temperatures were 70 degrees warmer on Monday afternoon! While we didn't break any records during the cold stretch, we did break the record high for Monday. This was 57 set in 1991.

The tremendous warm up has beaten down the snowpack across the region. In the valley locations, some patches of grass are starting to poke through. The melt is expected to continue, though at a much slower pace for the remainder of this week.

A cold front will bring a round of rain to the region tonight. Thankfully, the projected amounts look rather low, only 0.25" for most areas. This should keep flooding concerns to a minimum. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

Temperatures start out in the 40s Tuesday, but cooler weather will bring temperatures down into the 30s by the afternoon. Colder weather settles in for Tuesday night and Wednesday. The next weather maker could potentially bring some freezing rain to the region on Wednesday night. This is in advance of the next push of warmer weather expected for Thursday and Friday.

Seasonably cooler weather is expected to return this weekend.

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