Temperatures to Feel More Spring-Like This Week; Rather Than Tumble

If anyone was expecting cold and snow this month, it should come as no shock that we have been calling for above-normal temperatures for almost two weeks now. High temperatures this week will climb to well above average for this time of year, for our location.

After a cold front that brought tragic tornadoes to our west late last week pushed through our area yesterday, we cooled off, but will quickly warm up this week.

The GEFS is locked into spring-like temperatures for this entire week. There may be a day or two where a “Carolina Wedge” sets up and may bust some high temperature forecasts that end up being on the cold side.

Exactly how warm will it be this week? By Thursday, we could be looking at high temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s for some. There may even be a run at an 80 degree reading at the coast, perhaps Wilmington or Charleston.

The unseasonal warmth seems to dissipate as we head into Christmas, but the above-normal temperatures look to persist. If this becomes a trend, it will play right into NOAA”s winter outlook for this year, which is warm and dry.

Snow lovers, don’t get you hopes up yet, but also don’t lose hope since we did not officially start winter yet.

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!