Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Winter Takes A Break

Good Tuesday, my fellow weather weenies. The harsh wintry pattern we’ve been in for the past few weeks will take a break for much of the next week and change. While the milder air takes control, Old Man Winter is plotting a big return for the middle and end of the month.

Today starts out with temps in the upper 20s and low 30s with some sprinkles and flurries. A mix of sun and clouds will be with us this afternoon and again on Wednesday. Temps will run from the 30s in the north to the 40s in the south and west.

Thursday will be the warmest day of the week with readings heading toward the low 50s on a gusty west and southwest wind. That wind will bring showers our way by Thursday evening and those will hang around into Friday.

That mess will clear out by Saturday as temps really begin to soar by the weekend. Highs will hit the 50s as clouds increase by Saturday night. That will lead us into a soggy pattern that develops from Sunday into early next week. Look at the rain numbers from the GFS through early next week…

GFS

That rainy setup will lead us back into a cold and snowy pattern for the middle and end of the month.

Check out the return of the deep trough on the GFS Ensembles…

GFS

That’s a very impressive look and the worst of winter may still be ahead of us and much of the country.

Have a terrific Tuesday and take care.

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