After a period of colder weather, temperatures look to rise back to the 70s and 80s across the Tennessee Valley. In fact, it could get so warm that we have near-record temperatures.

A ridge of high pressure aloft will build over the Southeast region. A surface high pressure will be to our south and allow south, southwest winds to develop across the area on Tuesday.

The normal high we see this time of year is in the upper 60s. In Huntsville specifically, it is 67 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, and 66 degrees Thursday. Temperatures for the start of this week are forecast to be nearly 10 to 15 degrees warmer than normal.

The days that we will have a run at record highs will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The forecast high for Tuesday in Huntsville is 83 degrees and the record is 82 from last year. The forecast high for Wednesday is 84 and the record is 84 from last year as well. The forecast for Thursday is 79 degrees and the record is 80 from 2005.

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