We have a week to go in meteorological Spring and the potential for another warmest Spring on record seems pretty high given the warm temperatures projected for this coming weekend and for next week.
Helps when March was the second warmest on record and May likely shapes up as close to top ten in warmth thanks to our recent and soon to occur warmth.
Even though we're setting records locally for warmth...it pales in comparison to the torching that's going on in the Midwest and Plains...one that began in March in the Great Lakes and developed in April across the Plains...continuing off and on through this month. Average temperatures based on the map below are as high as four degrees Celsius (that's seven degrees in Fahrenheit) so far this Spring in parts of Nebraska, Kansas, and the Dakotas...with temperatures across the Northwest and Mid Atlantic pushing over five degrees above average since March 1st.
Average for Philadelphia through yesterday was 52.7 degrees, with our current Spring temperatures 4.5 degrees above that mark. We will likely end up with a Spring that's close to five degrees above average when all is said and done...and likely with the warmest Spring on record for the second time in three years.