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Unseasonable Warmth Will be Replaced with Cooler Readings in Southern Plains States

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Temperatures will approach levels most typically seen during the middle of May rather than February in the coming days across the central and southern Plains states.

The near-record warmth will infiltrate the region, giving residents a taste of spring after the long winter. How high will the temperatures climb?

Read on for the details.

Roller Coaster of Temperatures for the Central U.S.

A large area of high pressure anchored off of the Gulf of Mexico will usher in the unseasonable warmth for the central U.S. through Wednesday before cooling once again.

The temperatures will feel more like late spring than late winter, trending well above normal for this time of the year.

How warm can you expect it to get?

Forecasters are calling for readings to soar into the 70 and 80s for Thursday afternoon weather. Some daily high records may fall by the end of the day Wednesday in areas across the Texas Panhandle, including cities such as Lubbock and Amarillo. Highs will reach the mid 80s for most of this region.

These temperatures compared to the normal highs that hover in the 50s and 60s for this time of the year.

For instance, the daily record high on this date in history for Lubbock is 84 degrees while the record in Amarillo is 80 degrees. Both of these records were set during a similar surge of heat in 1996.


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