75-plus record-high temperatures in jeopardy through Saturday
The warmth will be centered from Texas to the Ohio Valley on Friday, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s
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More than 75 record-high temperatures are in jeopardy through Saturday as temperatures soar to as much as 30 degrees above average.
Another warm one across North, Central Texas
The warmth will be centered from Texas to the Ohio Valley on Friday, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. A few highs in the 90s are even possible around the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.
The National Weather Service in Dallas/Fort Worth said wind speeds will increase Friday afternoon, at times gusting between 30 and 35 mph. A Wind Advisory has been posted for parts of the region. The windy and warm conditions will increase the threat for fire starts and spread.
On Thursday, Houston set record highs at the city's two airports. At Bush Intercontinental Airport, on the city's northeastern side, the temperature reached 85 degrees, breaking the record of 84 degrees set in 2019.
At Hobby Airport, on the city's southeastern side, the mercury climbed to 87 degrees. That shattered the record high for Dec. 9 of 84 degrees set in 2019.
Record warmth coming east
On Saturday, the record warmth slides to the Eastern Seaboard. High temperatures in the 60s may be felt as far north as New England, with highs in the 70s as far north as New Jersey.
Some record highs are also possible across North Florida, where temperatures will rise into the mid-80s.
A cold front will then slide through the region Sunday, briefly dropping temperatures for the end of the weekend, but the warm temperatures – perhaps even warmer than the next few days – will return next week.