Just as I feared, that cold air was not willing to leave very easily. I have a very nice ice rink outside my door this morning. If only I had some skates. But no need to worry, the sunshine will take of it today as our cold air is greatly modified. Yes, there will be more sunshine today, but it will fade in the afternoon as some more plain old rain showers move in this evening …
The next 48 hours will be warm over-all. Then a cold weekend with some snow, and then some ice on Monday. No big storms are forecast. After next Monday winter takes a hiatus across the nation as the January Thaw goes into over drive. A warm 7-10 days is likely. After which there are signals it will turn cold and maybe stormy. But for how long? I am skeptical of a lengthy cold period. It would be great for my winter outlook, but from what I see … cold will come and the cold will go and the warmth will outduel it. (right now, we are below average for the month, and will be about average after next Monday, but the Thaw will put us over the top to being like December, ~1.5 above average. Hey, it saves on the utility bills!)
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.