By Stephanie Rebman / NEMS Daily Journal
The Tupelo area came close to hitting a weather record today.
The high temperature, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis, reached 83 degrees today in Tupelo. That’s the second highest temperature ever reached for the city on any Feb. 23.
The highest ever reached is 84 degrees back in 1996. The next closest is 80 degrees in 1930.
The NWS is forecasting a high of 58 degrees for Friday.