Temperatures are forecasted to be upwards of 25 degrees above average in parts of the central U.S. this weekend.
Unseasonably warm weather will exist across the Northern and Central Plains.
Southwesterly flow will help to bring in temperatures well above average, even breaking records in some cities.
Places like Bismarck, North Dakota, and Rapid City, South Dakota, will be more than 20 degrees above what they should be for this time of year.
The above-average temperatures will continue Sunday across the same region. Highs in the Central Plains will be in the 70s and near 80s to end the weekend.
While the Northern Plains will still be warm, the heat really shifts to the Central Plains and the Upper Midwest as temperatures are expected to be more than nearly 25 degrees above normal in North Platte, Nebraska.
In contrast, the low over the Southeast will keep temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average, likewise, through Monday.