Chilly Start, Balmy Finish To Work Week

The pesky overcast will slowly, but surely, clear overnight and set the stage for our coldest temperatures over the next 7 days.

Lows tonight will dip into the mid teens, so definitely layer up the kids for the bus stop in the morning.  Thankfully we should enjoy a rather bright sky, but the warm up Monday will be modest.

Despite a good sunshine, highs will be seasonably cold in the low/mid 30s.

This too will be our coldest day for quite sometime, as the much advertised January Thaw builds during the rest of the work week.

In fact, by Friday and Saturday model guidance suggest temperatures will be some 25° above normal!  That would equate to highs making a serious run at 60° if true!  The image below shows the GFS ensemble mean temperature anomaly for Friday.  Look at the vast area that would experience much warmer than normal air.

This is also reflected in graph form below.  The meteogram shows just how long, and how much, above normal we could be later this week.

Also of note is the rather sharp drop in temps on Sunday… possibly going from near 60° to near freezing in 12 hours.  Don’t be fooled when you see the upper 50s for highs on Sunday in my 7day forecast.  That number would likely occur at/around midnight.  It does appear there will be a strong temperature gradient setting up over the Ohio Valley next weekend.  This could lead to heavy rain and even thunderstorms next Saturday.  As mentioned last night, 1″-2″+ rainfall potential exists in the Thursday through Saturday night time frame.

Stay with the SkyTrak weather team for potential changes to timing, rain amounts and temperatures for late week.  Have a great evening and thanks for reading the blog.

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