The First Of Many
Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Our annual January Thaw is upon us for the next several days. For this thaw to occur, we need help from that jet stream.
That map shows where the jet stream is, barely on that map!! Haha, it's up in Canada until the middle of next week and that means temps will feel more like March, than January.
Today is day one of the thaw so look for afternoon temps to reach the mid 40s under mostly sunny skies. The only knock on today will be a southwest breeze gusting from 7-17mph. Still a great winter day though. Skies are clear tonight with temps back into the 20s--watch for areas of refreeze.
Wednesday offers more mild weather but also more clouds that are tied to a cool front. I chose cool rather than cold or arctic front because after this front slips through here tomorrow evening the temperatures on Thursday will still reach the lower 40s--above normal! Windy conditions on Thursday will take points away from the day's weather score.
Heading to Friday we see some unsettled weather as a weak storm pesters us with clouds & showers. Some of those showers will take the form of freezing rain late Friday morning outside of I-495. Sunshine returns by Saturday!