It's been really warm the last several days and even warmer than probably apparent to most of us. That's because the remarkable temperatures have occurred at night rather than during the day.
Afternoon highs in the 70s - though mild - have been nothing out of the ordinary; record highs are in the 80s. But the tropical flow ahead of the giant Midwest storm has flexed its muscles after dark holding nocturnal temperatures at historically warm levels.
The low Tuesday morning at Reagan National was only 63 degrees, tying the record high minimum from 1971. On Wednesday (yesterday), the low was a balmy 68 besting the record high low of 66 in both 1920 and 1977.
Marylandweather.com reports Baltimore also set consecutive record high low temps Tuesday and Wednesday.
Your heating bill says thank you.