Daily record highs will fall by the wayside through the weekend in the South and East.
In fact, records for the month of January were tied Wednesday in 4 Florida cities Wednesday:But back, closer to home, they, too are apparently enjoying great temperatures: on Thursday, International Falls, MN, reached 48 degrees, beating its previous record high for the day by seven degrees.
- Ft. Myers: 88
- Lakeland: 87
- Sarasota-Bradenton: 87
- Tampa: 85
Meanwhile, as reported yesterday, California is facing an epic cold spell; the Grapevine in southern California was closed; I don't know if it's been opened yet. I assume it has.