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.