Friday & the weekend: Warming trend continues as 70s return; showers possible Sunday

/ February 8, 2024 at 6:05 PM

After peaking in the mid-60s on Thursday, temperatures will continue to warm heading into Friday and the weekend despite persistent cloud cover. We start Friday much warmer than the previous several days, with a low temperature in the mid-40s across much of the area. Temperatures will climb to about 70° despite the mostly cloudy skies, several degrees above normal for February 9.

Saturday will be a warmer version of Friday. Cloud cover will persist, with peeks of sun from time to time, but we start the day about 5-7° warmer than we started Friday with lows in the low 50s. Afternoon high temperatures should reach the mid-70s as southerly flow continues to bring warmer air into the area.

Sunday starts even warmer, with lows barely clearing below 60° in the morning, well above normal for this point in the year. Temperatures will warm back to the mid-70s in the afternoon. We stay rain-free for the first part of Sunday, but we should start to see some shower activity work into the area later in the afternoon into the evening as a storm system affects the area; much of this rain falls Monday, though, before temperatures turn back toward normal for Tuesday.