SATURDAY UPDATE – Big Pattern Change – Warmer Days Soon

This morning, America is frozen.  A big chunk of our nation has wind chills -10 to -20 to -30°.  It is brutal.  However, for us there is hope.  Hang on.  A significant warming trend is in our future this week.

TODAY:  We have a Deep Freeze morning  (low to mid 20’s), then a little recoveryMostly sunny.  High near 47°.  That’s still well below normal, but it’s a start.  Cold again tonight.  A few high clouds.   Still frigid.  Low 26.

 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  A warm-up ahead.  Increasing clouds Sunday.  Near 50 for a high sounds like a heatwave.  Chance of showers late Sunday night.  Showers likely Monday.  A small shower chance Tuesday and Wednesday as highs make it back to the 60’s.  Then, upper 60’s on Thursday, as a storm system approaches.  Showers likely Thursday night into Friday.

 

NEXT STORM SYSTEM:  Good rain chance beginning late Sunday night and into Monday and maybe even Monday night.  No severe weather.  Rainfall amounts could be .5 to 1”.  Heavier amounts in south and southwest Alabama, especially near the coast.

A WORD ABOUT ATLANTA WEATHER:  Attention travelers: Possible winter weather issues in Atlanta late Sunday night in through mid morning Monday morning.  Rain or freezing rain, or possibly sleet is possible.  Keep that in mind if you are heading to ATL for the big game.

LOOKING AHEAD:  Yes, we have a warming trend through the later part of this week.  The global models, however, agree that there may be another “chilly” set-back for a few days beginning next weekend…before the warm-up resumes.  After the “set-back”, there’s much evidence to suggest that a pronounced January Thaw is in the cards for mid and late January, perhaps spilling over into early February.  Hopefully that put a big smile on your face.  It sure did for me!     Here’s a peek at the raw numbers for the Euro and the GFS..

Hope you and your family are healthy and happy.  I’m feeling better every day, after my bout with the flu. There will be another Blog Update for you tomorrow morning.

Videos return on Monday morning.  Plus, of course, you will hear my forecast, across the dial, twice an hour on the entire 8 station Bluewater family.  Hope you have a nice weekend!

Stay warm!

–Rich