Spring Fever

Many places across the East this week will experience the first taste of spring, but why are we experiencing such a warm period and how long will it last? Many factors are currently affecting why places in the east will be experiencing above average temperatures that may even approach record highs for some.

Factors that are playing a huge role in this above average period are the following. Firstly, there is a trough in the West that allows for a ridge to build in the East. Secondly, with the growing ridge in the East allows for a strong Bermuda high to expand and gain strength, also due to the clockwise rotation of a high pressure it allows a flow of warm tropical air to push into the East.

NAM 12km MSLP at WED 18z:

The trough will be progressive and move its way through the lower 48 and by mid-week the cold front will be knocking on our door. Before it sweeps through high temperatures for the Southeast will top out in the 70 with some places getting close to 80.

These above average temperatures though will not last long as by the end of the week we will be knocked down closer to average with a more active weather pattern ahead, but enjoy the warmth and stay here with us for more information about the end of the week and into the weekend.

-Alex B


Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!