Valentine’s treat from the Weather Authority

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — After an active start to the week, the high-pressure building is filtering drier air into the region.

Whether you have a Valentine or you’re single, the Weather Authority has a nice Valentine’s treat for you this year!

Winds will shift more out of the south-southwest during the midmorning helping to filter warmer air into the region. This warm air will help temperatures rise into the low 60s by the afternoon.

With plenty of dry air still in place, we will continue to see sunshine across the entire area! If you have any dinner or outdoor plans the weather will be picture perfect!

Heading towards the weekend, the Weather Authority will be monitoring a system that looks to bring our next chance of showers and cold temperatures.

Climatology For Huntsville:

When looking at climatological records for Valentine’s Day of the past, Huntsville has seen some pretty warm and cold ones!

The coldest Valentine’s Day on record occurred in 1943 when the high temperature in Huntsville only reached 23 degrees. After that bitterly cold year, the coldest ever recorded were in the low 30s.

While 1943 was the coldest Valentine’s Day on record, in 2010 Huntsville observed its snowiest. The Huntsville International Airport recorded a tenth of an inch of snow.

This year will be a mild holiday, but it will be nearly 10 degrees cooler the warmest on record. In 1926 Huntsville recorded a high temperature of 77 degrees, which is 20 degrees warmer than the normal high.

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