# Hot weather
Temperatures Above Average Forecasted in the Midwest
The hot December is expected to continue, with temperatures anticipated to be substantially above average today and tomorrow. The upper air pattern is characterized by almost zonal flow throughout the eastern two-thirds of the continental United States, with a deep trough of low pressure ready to drive into the country's western half today.
Record High Temperatures Expected for Texas this Week
After a few days of colder weather, we've returned to above-average temperatures in the middle of what will likely wind up being the hottest December on record for most, if not all, of the area.