Thursday, January 03, 2013

January 4th, 2013 Forecast

How fitting that, after the warmest year on record, we receive the coldest weather of the season.  Thankfully, it's also dry, with no precipitation in the future, sans a couple of flurries this weekend.  The next 36 hours will still be cold and breezy, making it feel frigid.

This evening look a lot like last night, with partly cloudy skies and frigid temperatures in the mid-20's both around the city and to the south and east.  To the north and west, lows could dip down in the lower 20's.  Winds will be light from the west to start, around 5 to 10 mph, but will steadily increase overnight into tomorrow.  Friday looks to be partly sunny, with breezy conditions.  High tomorrow will be in the mid-30's to the north and west, the upper 30's in the metro and the upper 30's to lower 40's to the south and east.  Wind chills throughout the area will be around 30-degrees with the higher gusts.  Winds will remain out of the west at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

After tomorrow, temperatures really start heading upwards.  Saturday looks mostly sunny with temperatures flirting with the 40-degree mark.  Sunday, temperatures head into the lower 40's under partly cloudy skies.  A weak disturbance might drop a few flurries, especially north and west.  Monday and Tuesday will feature, yet again, partly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-40's.  Wednesday will start to see a disturbance come our way, bringing us more clouds and warmer temperatures.  Wednesday could top out in the lower 50's, a temperature we shouldn't see until mid-March.  Thursday, temperatures are back down into the mid-40's ahead of the storm Tom talked about in his earlier blog post.