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Expect three nice days to start out the work week. Monday will be sunny with highs in the lower to mid 70's. We'll tweak the forecasted high up a couple of degrees from that for Tuesday and even a couple more degrees on Wednesday with an increasing chance of an isolated thunderstorm.
Night time lows will be near 50° tonight rising to the mid and upper 50's by mid-week.
SUNDAY NIGHT MEDIA STORY:
Herald-Citizen story on 'Spring heat wave'
SUNDAY NIGHT WEATHER QUESTIONS:
Q: What are the normal highs/lows this time of year?
A: Typical high is 63° for late March and typical low is 37°
Q: How much warmer is this March compared to normal?
A: We are 12° above normal compared to a normal March
Q: What is the record for March?
A: Thus far, we are about .8° shy of the record set in 1921
INTERESTING MARCH DATA:
The warmest March in history occurred in 1921 and the average high temperature was 71.2° for the month. We have a real shot at reaching that record as the 7-day forecast shows our highs above that number each day.
Rainfall is above average this month with 5.28" falling so far. The record is 15.75" from 1975 and we saw 8.80" fall last March.
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