Unseasonably warm start to the week for many
A large ridge of high pressure will head east starting Monday, which will pull in the warmer air from the south
It's going to be a warm start to the week for much of the country as unseasonably warm air moves in, allowing temperatures to reach 5 to 15 degrees above average.
Great news for people who love the warm air. Not so much for people who are patiently waiting for the colder temperatures and winter to arrive.
A large ridge of high pressure will head east starting Monday, which will pull in the warmer air from the south. As a result, places like Amarillo and Midland, Texas, will get into the mid-80s.
The warmer temperatures will also reach north into Chicago and Great Lakes, where it could get into the mid-60s and to the east for places like New York and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Most areas woke up to chilly temperatures, but it will warm up as the day continues.
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Marquette had temperatures in the 30s Monday morning but will get to about 60 degrees in the afternoon, which is about 18 degrees above average.
It's more of the same across much of the country. The warm air will continue to push to the north and east this week, which means it's looking like a great week for people living in the Northeast and Great Lakes, where temperatures are expected to reach well above average for this time of year.
To the south, it will be a bit cooler than average for locations close to the Gulf of Mexico, but those warmer temperatures will move into those areas as the week continues.