The 55° temperature at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is the warmest temperature in 26 days.
We have seen a nice gradual increase over the last couple of days.
It is amazing at how quickly the sun warms things out this time of February. Did you know that the sun's strength on the Midwest is about twice that of what it was a month ago? This time of year I often under-forecast high temperatures as we are starting to get in to the transition period from winter to spring.
- Feb. 15 - 28°
- Feb. 16 - 34°
- Feb. 17 - 44°
- Feb. 18 - 49°
- Feb. 19 - 51°
Even with the 50° the last two days we are still well below normal as far as temperatures are concerned. Through yesterday, Feb. 19, we are 5.3° below average per day for the month.
Get out and enjoy the warmer temperatures this weekend as it won't be around long. All signs indicate that another shot of cold air is coming down our way.
Above is an image from the European forecast model of surface pressure and temperatures around 3,000 feet up in the atmosphere at 6pm CT Wednesday. As you can see, it brings in a shot of cold air for Wednesday.
We might be getting to the corner, but we haven't rounded it just yet.