Pattern Shift Under Way, 80 in Sight

A cold front moved through Thursday night, so naturally it turned cooler in its wake. However, it’s apparent now that the shift in upper-level winds that we wrote about last Monday has prevented an extreme outbreak of cold in the Southeast. Remember what happened last weekend?  Saturday is the beginning of four-day stretch of warmth. In fact, for the first time this year, the mercury may even hit 80 degrees by Tuesday!  An hour-by-hour forecast for your city is available below. If you’re traveling around the state this weekend, we’ve also shared some great news on select cities.


The warm up will be most noticeably Sunday, as daytime highs reach well into the 70’s. The mercury keeps climbing Monday when upper 70’s are achievable. An increasing south wind Tuesday will make a high of 80° completely within reach. The next cold front will arrive late Wednesday, carrying with it a risk of thunderstorms and some gusty winds that may last into the early hours Thursday.. The air mass behind it, however, will also be void of an arctic connection thus not very cold. Temperatures will only briefly cool back to normal Friday, before rising again by the following weekend. As an early heads up though, another notable pattern change is possible during the second week of February when arctic air may be allowed to move back into the Southeast.

Your city’s full 10-Day Outlook can be searched for below.