Overall this winter hasn't been extremely cold, but we've had our bitter cold days and sub zero chills along with quite a few snowy days, but we get a taste of spring this weekend. Temperatures this weekend will warm quite a bit above normal for this time of year. A thermal ridge, that is currently bringing quite the heat wave to L.A. this February will slide eastward into the Midwest Thursday into Friday. This, combined with strong southerly winds will bring a spring like feel this weekend. Temperatures will climb to the mid 50's Friday afternoon and then stay in the mid 40's over the weekend. While temperatures will fall again heading into next week, lets enjoy the unseasonable warmth! But how much warmer are we?
The average temperature this time of year is between 35-37° and with Friday pushing the mid 50's, that will bring temperatures about 20 degree above normal! Not too bad when you think that we're in the middle of February. Temperatures into next week however, will return to more seasonable levels.