Feeling like April: Who's ready for complete sunshine and record-setting 50s?
All right, let's hear it: Who's ready for sunshine and warmer temperatures?
After what has been one of the cloudiest months in recent memory, we're circling any day with sun in the forecast.Looking ahead, we've gone ahead and circled Sunday and perhaps even Monday. Nearly everything points toward wall-to-wall sunshine on Sunday.
Even when temperatures are cold, sunshine can go a long way in making things feel better.But our temperatures won't be cold on Sunday. We're talking highs surpassing 50°, perhaps rising into the mid-50s!
Add mid-50s and sunshine together and you get a day that will feel very warm!While not every forecast model believes we will get into the middle 50s, the chance is certainly there. Regardless, it will feel more like late March or even early April on Sunday.
Monday's forecast is a bit more challenging as clouds roll in and a system begins to nudge into the region, creating a sharp temperature divide across Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.For now the chance at 50° is still there for Monday, but that could change by a few to even several degrees as that system develops and moves closer late in the weekend.
If we do indeed surpass the 50-degree mark on Sunday, it would be the warmest February 2nd in the history of South Bend.As it stands now, the record high for February 2nd is 50°. That was achieved all the way back in 1920 -- exactly 100 years ago!
Our chances of reaching that 100-year-old record are looking good. And it's very possible we break it by several degrees! Enjoy it!