Well, at least the weather’s going to be decent on Thursday. Partly cloudy skies will allow temperatures to once again approach 80°, and the lack of any triggers for convection makes any rain chance negligible.
While these temperatures are well above normal — a high of 69° and low of 46° mark a more typical March 12th based on 1981-2010 averages — the NWS forecast high of 78° is not a record. It’s not even close, in fact. The record high for March 12 is 89°, set in 1973. Now, if we don’t get cooler than 62°, we’d tie or break the record warmest low temperature for the date, set in 1985. So, while it’s rather warm, it isn’t unprecedented to get even warmer this time of year.