It will feel more like the fall than the start to winter across much of the Plains and the Midwest to close out the week. This warmth is forecast to move to the East Coast by the weekend. Here is how high you can expect the temperatures to climb as well as a timeline to when the mercury will drop again.
Central U.S. First to See Unseasonable Warmth
The temperatures are projected to soar as much as 25 degrees above normal for the first week in December throughout a large portion of the central U.S. Enjoy this unseasonable warmth while you can as the forecast is calling for a dramatic change by the weekend.
The significantly warmer temperatures are the result of a large area of high pressure that is anchored over the region. A northward bulge in the jet stream is also helping to bring up warmer readings from the south.
The northern Plains and Rocky Mountain region began to experience this atypical warmth on Wednesday. Denver saw the mercury climb into the mid 60s by the middle of the week. Readings are forecast to hit this level again on Thursday with plentiful sunshine helping to nudge the real feel readings higher.