This warmth is expected to fuel severe storms along the Gulf Coast. While the Miami Valley will miss out on any major storms, temperatures will be on the rise and likely climb into the 60s by the end of the coming weekend. “There are some computer models that show parts of the Miami Valley could get very close to 70 degrees by Monday” Elwell said.
“Temperatures that warm this early in February is quite rare.”
In fact, it has been 17 years since Dayton topped the 70 degree mark in the Month of February.
We’ve only gotten that warm 7 times since 1935.
While many will likely enjoy the early spring-like weather, Elwell says it could the warmth could lead to some problems in the near future.
“We’ll have to not only be on the look-out for an early start to allergy season, but perhaps an early start to severe weather season.” Elwell stated. If we keep this pattern up, it is possible we could bring into the top 10 least snowiest winters on record.