Good evening, my friends. Extreme is a word you are going to be hearing a lot about in the coming days. We have extreme warmth possible for a few days next week and that will be followed by an extreme blast of winter. Once that blast moves in… it’s going to stick around for a while.
The week ahead will grow milder by the day and will get downright warm by Friday and Saturday. Highs in the 60s look to be a strong possibility and I can’t rule out a few records biting the dust.
That comes crashing down at some point Sunday into Monday as the cold begins to overwhelm the pattern. I can’t want to see the temp maps during that time because a 40-50 degree temp swing is likely to show up.
Once the cold gets in.. it’s game on from there. Check out the deep freeze look on the GFS 850 temp departure map for the middle of the following week…
Notice how the east coast remains a bit milder than normal as the plains sink into the icebox. That setup would imply a couple of storm systems rolling up the eastern slopes of the Appalachian mountains. Those would, obviously, be snow producers for us.
This would be the tip of the iceberg (pun intended) with the extreme winter setup moving in for the second half of the month into February.
See you guys later tonight. Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.