Posted by Pete Bouchard
With wind chills bottoming out in the 15 to 20 below range tonight, I think most of us can say enough is enough (..is enough - for you fans of Barbra Streisand). We'll grimace through one more bitterly cold morning before we call off the hounds and call it a cold spell.
Tough to reason with Old Man Winter when he has us bound and gagged with highs in the teens and lows in the single digits, but I think with the upper atmosphere showing some signs of warming this weekend, we can start to pry out the numbing cold and get back to something more tolerable.
That's not to say we are in the clear. Both mornings this weekend feature temperatures in the single digits and low 10s. But with a good supply of sun and afternoons recovering to the 20s, it's a start.
What never got a start was this little storm Friday night. Like a star college prospect, it had a lot of potential, but it never quite made it on the national scene. Arctic cold can sometimes be a storm's worst enemy, chewing away at the moisture field and leaving it with flurries and snowshowers. That's exactly what's happening with Friday night's "storm":
Much ado about flurries.
Long range, the temperatures get back above freezing and then some. Overall pattern seems a little dry, with the next shot of showers (yes, liquid) in the middle of next week.