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Warming trend activated

Temperatures go up for late week
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Posted at 1:36 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 13:36:06-05

The sun is out, and things are at least looking great across the region. We’ve gotten rid of the flurry squalls for the most part and can now enjoy the blue skies overhead. Despite the sunshine, we’re still running cold for air temperatures. The best we’ll do is the middle 30s, which is still a 5-10 degree jump from this time yesterday. We continue the warming trend through late-week.

Control of the forecast has been passed along to high pressure bringing in drier air and more sunshine. The flurries and snow showers this morning produced a coating of snow in some places, or absolutely nothing in others. Regardless of how much snow fell, we all felt the winter chill early today. As the sun came out, the snow stopped, and the temperatures boosted a few degrees. We remain below average as we typically reach the low 40s this time of the year for afternoon highs. This below average feeling will not last long though. We immediately rebound another 5-10 degrees tomorrow thanks to shifting winds out of the south. As the next storm system approaches, winds will ramp up out of the south allowing for warmer and moisture-rich air to enter the region. This will set the stage for rain showers to return on Friday. As the low centers over the state, cooler air will be pulled in behind the system allowing for a drop down to near freezing. This may allow some flakes to mix down with the rain drops through the day Saturday. Amounts will generally be light but are still being looked at.