Entering a Wet and Warm Pattern

Posted at 8:00 AM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 07:06:20-05

Today is starting off a bit different compared to where we’ve been. It’s quite a bit warmer. Even the lows today will start anywhere from 5-20 degrees warmer and afternoon highs will follow suit. As for now, we’re starting the day in the 40s or upper 30s depending on sky conditions. Visibility is much improved from yesterday as the drier air has worked in. Precipitation is scarce and will remain so today.

After a cold, snowy, and wet January, we’re flipping the script for the first week of February…well, sort of. We’re keeping the moisture, but losing the cold. For the upcoming week, things will feel good, even if they don’t look it. Temperatures are soaring to the 50s and 60s each afternoon as we get stuck in a warm pattern, and I doubt anyone is upset about it. The only drawback is the rain that comes with the warm up. Storms feeding off of the Pacific Ocean will slide east as a “parade of storms” lines up. Every 2-3 days a new batch of rain will move in. Due to the majority of winds blowing out of the south or southwest during these storms, we remain mild in the mornings and afternoons. Temperatures will fluctuate between the mid 50s and low 60s through Thursday. The only wrench in the plan will be a cooler air mass set to move in on Friday. Otherwise, it’s mild and rainy all week. A few inches of rain are expected between Monday and Friday morning. The good news, is that it is all rain.