As expected, the Valley managed to dodge the massive storm that paralyzed a huge area. Some of the snow totals were astounding with 40″+ reported in some of the mountainous terrain.
Today will be a pretty nice January day! With a mix of sun and clouds temperatures will get up to about 40 this afternoon. Not a bad day to wash the car.
A cold front is on the way, however. Temperatures will bottom out early tonight and then rise overnight as the front approaches. Rain showers will dampen some places late tonight and early tomorrow.
Temperatures will fall during the midday and afternoon tomorrow and there might be a sprinkle or flurry in the afternoon.
REST OF THE WEEK:
A more “typical” January day Wednesday with clouds, chilly breezes and flurries. Highs will be near freezing.
Thursday looks benign and then the next disturbance could bring a few snowflakes on Friday.
There are NO signs of sustained cold through the first week of February. In fact, temperatures will be well above-average during the medium-range with a couple of 50 degree days possible during the weekend and early next week. These numbers are probably too low around the 1st of February.
The start of February is likely to be mild in much of the country. Does it stay that way all month? The climate models say yes but I’m not ready to buy that idea just yet. Stay tuned for our February forecast late this week.
WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS:
The Valley’s most detailed weather forecast returns this evening with a more detailed look at my long range thoughts. Plus: Could the East Coast have to deal with another storm late this week into the weekend? Probably not but it might be close. Weather For Weather Geeks will be on ericwfmj.com and wfmj.com/weather as well as the WFMJ app by 8:00pm.