FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — After getting a taste of the 60s last weekend, you might be getting the itch for more spring-like warmth.
But, the past few days haven’t felt like spring at all.
High temperatures have been stuck in the low to mid 40s which is actually typical for early March.
But, why are we cooler? What happened?
The jet stream is made up of curves that are called ridges or troughs.
The Great Lakes region is in the trough which is pulling cooler air from Canada southward.
Hence, the chilly north wind.
Our friends that live in the Plains and upper Midwest are in the ridge which is where the springtime warmth can be found.
The ridge will shift eastward and the Great Lakes will break out of the cooler pattern by Monday.
That means, the return of the 60s early next week!
— NWS Climate Prediction Center (@NWSCPC) March 3, 2021
It looks like highs could remain in the 60s through at least next Wednesday before temperatures “cool” into the 50s.
Rain chances will increase near the middle of the week before the cooler air moves in.
At the end of the day, we have had the opportunity to enjoy a lot of sunshine over the past week which isn’t common for March in northern Indiana.
Plus, it could always be worse...you know, cold and snowy.