A very similar set up to Thursday is expected for today to close out the week. Breezy winds remain for today but it's the direction of the wind that makes all the difference. Southerly winds help to warm things up to around 10° above normal for mid-late January. Highs peak in the mid to upper 50s once again today.
Tonight, we continue to experience dry conditions. In fact.. that pattern continues through the entire weekend. Both halves of the weekend provide plenty of sunshine if you're looking to get out. Winds shift Friday night out of the northwest and this will bring a dip in temperatures for the weekend, highs both days in the lower 40s at best.
Low pressure moves through early next week and brings rain chances back to our area Monday into Tuesday. Cold air moves in once that system moves out. Wednesday and Thursday fall below average with daily highs in the low 40s.
This hints at the potential setup for what some long range models are signaling, a winter storm threat for the middle to end of next week.
Now there is plenty of time between now and then but the GFS, European and Canadian have all been very consistent with sampling a storm off the east coast and cold air in place to promote a winter storm threat. Will this trend continue? Its possible, but it is also possible that once variables in the longer range are ironed out that the whole pattern could shift. We'll have to watch this one closely!
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