Above-average temperatures are going to persist for much of this week.
Highs will range in the 70s through Thursday for the entire Gulf Coast.
However, don’t expect the warmth to last. The pattern across North America is still poised to do a complete 180 on our just after the 15th.
The GEFS and EPS continue to favor predict that a brief + EPO phase will be followed up by a + PNA later this week. This will favor a return to below-average temperatures for most of the nation on or after the 15th.
The latest 6-10 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center highlights this, showing a high likelihood of below-average temperatures from the 15th – 19th.
While well below normal temperatures (by March standards) are likely again, it won’t get nearly as cold as it did at the start of the month. So don’t expect the 32° F line to make it to the Gulf Coast.
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