Mild weather this weekend....arctic charge next week...

>> Friday, December 30, 2011

Above is today's edition of the video. In it, I talk about a nice weekend, the arctic blast next week, and some longer-range thoughts.

Highs today will warm well into the 50s around the region....even some lower 60s in spots.

A potent upper level disturbance will swing through the region tonight, and I have gone ahead and thrown in the chance of a brief shower or two tonight as that occurs. However, if you do see a shower, it will not amount to much.

The weekend weather will be fantastic. Look for lots of lower 60s for highs, and lots of sunshine too!

Arctic blast...

No real changes here on my thinking with the big shot of arctic air next week. The arctic front will plunge through Sunday night, and Monday will be a cold air advection day with stiff northwest winds and highs in the 40s.

Tuesday will be the coldest day with this shot of cold air, and on Tuesday, many of us will likely struggle to make it above freezing for any extended period of time.

The coldest morning will likely be Wednesday morning when many spots likely drop into the teens for lows.

We will gradually modify the cold air later next week. Still no definitive storm systems to hang our hats on.

Long range....

The NAO will head toward neural and maybe negative as January unfolds, while the AO is still up in the air. At this point, I think the month of January will feature a lot more in the way of cold air at times than what occurred in December.


Anonymous 12:18 PM  

Well we can hang it up on snow around here this winter im ready for spring and its severe storms far more interesting than what is going on this winter nothing is flipping for us so we are gonna get no snow so dont call on the snow geese LETS GO SPRING AND SEVERE STORMS...Mark

Matthew East 8:26 AM  

Mark. I think we are just beginning to see a more favorable pattern emerge. Definitely wouldn't say no snow this winter at this point.

Anonymous 11:32 AM  

Thanks for your positive input! I appreciate you and your daily updates. Happy new year Matthew!

Anonymous 8:17 PM  

Thanks also for your positive input, Matt. Yeah, you are right... after a warm December, turn the switch and flip over for colder temps to reign for the rest of season. Hopefully some signs for winter precip chances by the 2nd or 3rd week of Jan?

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