Hope your weekend was a good one. Some significant changes to the weather pattern this week although we are certainly not headed into the Deep Freeze anytime soon.
If January ended today, this month would not quite crack the top 10 warmest on record in Youngstown:
The storm that devastated parts of the Deep South over the weekend is still meandering through the Southeast this morning. A very strong low pressure system for it not being tropical in nature.
Thankfully severe weather will not continue today. Here at home that storm will throw moisture our way and we can expect periods of rain today. Hi-res futurecast:
Most have picked up a tenth to two-tenths of an inch so far and we can expect around another 0.75″ on average.
Temperatures are going nowhere today, holding about steady and then gently falling. Readings will end up a handful of degrees colder than they are now by the end of the afternoon.
By tomorrow morning the air column will have cooled enough that there might be a few wet snowflakes seen in our viewing area, especially toward I-79 in PA. No accumulation is expected.
BUT if you are traveling farther east than that, snow WILL accumulate in the higher terrain of central and northern Pennsylvania. I-80 will be tough sledding all the way across.
REST OF WEEK
A brief warm up Wednesday with temperatures returning to the balmy 50s….a couple of rain showers will be around ahead of the next front.
Behind the front, WINTER! What a concept. Not super cold or anything but finally back to average. Snow showers and gusty winds Thursday and Friday. Some local accumulations of snow will be possible, mainly north of I-80. It is not likely to be much.
Pretty “average” mid winter weather is likely for a while.
The modeling is shifting toward a warmer February. We may end up with another warmer-than-average month, sealing Winter 2016-2017 as a mild one. Notice the trend toward warmth over the last several runs:
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