A return to brighter and drier conditions following the nasty Nor’easter will be a welcome change. Enjoy the mild midweek, because it’s not going to last.

High Pressure will move in briefly today bringing sunny skies and a dry west wind which will push temperatures into the low 50s.


We will squeeze one more day of temperatures in the 50s on Thursday.

phi_maxt_day2However, a cold front will move through which could touch off some showers and especially some cloud cover.gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_neus_7After that, a cold pattern will set up for the remainder of January into early February.

gfs_t2ma_us_25Temperature anomaly map shows colder but not frigid conditions at the end of the month. (

This will keep high temperatures generally in the upper 30s to low 40s with lows returning below freezing. This upcoming pattern would favor snow, but so far there is no threat of any snowfall.

610temp-new NOAA: 6-10 day outlook shows below normal temperatures into early February.

610prcp-newNOAA: 6-10 day precipitation shows a mainly dry outlook during the prolonged cold stretch.

While this does not mean it will not snow in this upcoming cold spell, dry conditions across the Southern & Eastern U.S. means a lack of moisture will keep the odds of a significant or major snowstorm from affecting us. But we will keep a close eye since climatologically we are in the height of the snow season.