More Record Warmth!

Two days of record highs in the Quad Cities and there may be more.

After hitting 78° Wednesday and making it up to 81° Thursday, both of which shattered the record high of 77°, more records are in jeopardy as we head into the weekend.

As a matter of fact, Thursday’s record high of 81° was the second earliest 80°+ temperature on record in the metro area.  The earliest 80° temperature was set on March 12,  1990, when it reached 80°.

The record high in the Quad Cities is 82° Friday, so that one will be close.  However, it’s not out of the question.

For the weekend, Saturday’s record high is 78° and 76° Sunday.  Both of those are likely to be broken.  If we look out to Monday, the record high is 78° and that one is possible, too.

While we’ll see sun and clouds each day, there’s also a slight chance of an isolated shower or storm.  If any of those develop during the day, it may keep us from reaching the record highs.

You have to admit, it’s nice out there.

This will be the longest warm spell in the 70s and 80s since we were there for nine consecutive days, October 3-11, 2011.

And, with the warmth, flowers are blooming and bushes and trees are budding.

Enjoy the warmth!  We will be overlooking the woods and the Mississippi!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mikey99 on March 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Pretty flowers! Personally, I’m a little concerned about when the weather changes – which it will. I hope we don’t get any arctic air mixed in with this un-seasonal warmth. I wonder what the long-term forecast is?


  2. Mikey,

    Above average temperatures are forecast through April, at least.



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