Warm weather in store for York County

Christopher Dornblaser

Yorkers have already started seeing some nice weather this week, and that warm weather will continue for quite a few days.

Athletes raise knees high as they move across the field in 63 degree weather during the first spring practice for track and field at Central York High School in York on Monday, March 7, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Rich Joworski, meteorologist for AccuWeather, said an area of high pressure off the coast is pumping warm air into the region from the south, and that will continue for a few days.

AccuWeather recorded a high of 64 on Monday afternoon, and it is forecasting some even warmer, potentially record-breaking weather for the rest of the week.

Record-breaking: Joworski said Wednesday and Thursday's forecast might break records. On Wednesday he is forecasting a high of 78, breaking a 16-year record of 77, set on March 9, 2000. For Thursday, he is forecasting a high of 76, tying a 10-year record of 76, set on March 10, 2006.

Joworski said the short-term forecast shows the trend continuing.

“I think in general we’re looking at temperatures being above normal, probably into early next week,” he said.

Central York athletes Juah Toe, front and Jaija Brown, do squats as they climb the bleachers in 63 degree weather during the first spring practice for track and field at Central York High School in York on Monday, March 7, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Enjoying the weather: On Monday, Yorkers were out and about enjoying the weather. Carol Figdore had just finished up her three-mile walk over at the former Hawk Lake Golf Course. Even though Figdore is a fan of cross-country skiing, she was happy to see some change in the weather.

"I was happy to see the snow melt," she said.

Figdore likes to do her walk at the golf course and said she would probably go walking again during the warmer days.

"It's nice to be able to exercise outdoors," she said.

Tito Ford, of York City, was recording a video for his Facebook page at the golf course. Ford said he was tired of the winter weather. He said when he was younger he enjoyed the snow for the potential school closings, but not so much anymore.

"When you're older, you get tired of it," he said.

Ford said he was planning on playing basketball and enjoy nature during the warm weather.

Stewart and Young Langley, of Manchester Township, were just finishing their walk at the course. They do a roughly three-mile walk there every day.

"This is great," Stewart said. Stewart said it looked as though the county might be done with snow for the foreseeable future.

"I think Mother Nature's finally said, the heck with it," he said.

Ahead: While it might seem time to put the coats away until next winter, Joworski warned that might not be the case.

“The threat for cold air doesn't necessarily go away in March,” he said.

He said the threat of winter weather is not over for the season.

"There's still always the potential for some snow," he said, adding that last year  there was some reported snow on April 23.

Despite the potential threat for snow, Joworski said it looks like within the next week or so, the county won't be seeing any.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com.