Weather Outlook

The vortex has returned to the polar region where it belongs.  This week has  a January thaw-like feel – a warming trend that typically occurs during the third or fourth week in January.  We’ll have temperatures approaching 60 for Tuesday and possibly higher temperatures on Friday before a cold front moves through later Friday.  Rain late Wednesday through Thursday and possibly into Friday before the frontal boundary passes.

Colder temperatures return for the weekend.  Still no snow in sight although the climate models predict a trend towards colder than average temperatures here by mid February into the first week in March.   The predicted storm track remains to our west, giving us rain or a mix. 

Tuesday 2/5 Followup- The extended range models are beginning to show an active pattern developing next Tuesday and continuing into the President’s Day weekend and beyond.

A cold front will move through this Friday…the front will likely stall and remain to our south, acting as a conduit for southern jet stream moisture to over-run our area early next week. A set up for mixed precipitation – rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow as several separate impulses develop and affect our region.

No large snowstorms showing yet, but things will definitely get more interesting. Stay tuned.