Thursday Forecast

7:31AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 4)
We made it through the squalls, now to the arctic air, which blew in hard and harsh with the squalls last evening. Today won’t be quite as brutal as January 21, but almost as much adding the wind into the equation. But as previously discussed this doesn’t last long and even though we only recover to the 20s tomorrow, that will be part of a moderating trend that will last right through the 5-day period as high pressure sinks to the south of New England and a couple waves of low pressure move along a boundary to the north of the region.
Forecast details…
TODAY: Sunny. Highs 10-17. Wind W 15-25 MPH, higher gusts. Wind chill below 0 at times.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows 0-7. Wind W 10-20 MPH, higher gusts. Wind chill near to below -10 at times.
FRIDAY: Sunny. Highs 20-27. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts. Wind chill near 10 at times.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows 8-15. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 30-37. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Lows in the 20s. Highs from the upper 30s to lower 40s.
MONDAY: Partly sunny. Lows in the 30s. Highs from the middle to upper 40s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 5-9)
Small disturbance brings a threat of early rain showers February 5 then drier and quite mild with high temps above 50 possible many areas. Next storm travels through the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Valley February 6 bringing a risk of rain here but not looking too heavy. Drier, slightly colder after that but may need to watch for another low pressure wave with a variety of precipitation on February 8.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 10-14)
Uncertainty here but leaning toward a chilly/dry start to the period, milder and unsettled mid period, colder and drier finish.

Wednesday Forecast

3:18AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 3)
The front and low pressure area that produced snow and rain overnight is on its way out now and today we await the arrival and passage of an arctic cold front, still expected to deliver snow showers and snow squalls to the region from west to east mid afternoon to early evening. These can drop visibility very quickly to near zero and also deposit a small accumulation of snow in short order, making for hazardous travel, so if you plan to be on the road later today, be aware of this possibility. This front will lead a shot of bitterly cold air into the region, along with wind, making the feel of this air mass rival that of January 21, even though the actual air temperatures will probably not be quite as cold as they were then. But I’m splitting hairs here – it will be very cold. Thankfully, we’re not actually getting into the full core of this cold air mass, as the heart of the air mass will peal northeastward and stay just north of our area as it heads back up into eastern Canada. So after this somewhat eventful end to the fairly uneventful month of January, what do the first few days of February have in store? The answer: Not much. It will be a quiet period of weather with temperature moderation taking place as high pressure moves overhead on Friday and then sinks to the south of the region during the course of the weekend. Although I cannot say with confidence the sky will be 100% clear on the morning of groundhog day, odds favor any small or large rodents that wander around outside will have a decent shot at seeing their shadows on Saturday morning, unless they rise before dawn! So there’s my groundhog day prediction! I will not venture to predict the score of the super bowl at this time – after all, it’s 5 days away and too early for numbers. 😉
Forecast details…
TODAY: Mostly cloudy early morning with snow/mix southeastern NH and northeastern MA and rain MA South Shore to Cape Cod diminishing. Sun/cloud mix mid morning on. Snow showers/squalls arriving from the west in central MA and southwestern NH by later in the afternoon. Highs 28-35. Wind W increasing to 15-25 MPH with higher gusts.
TONIGHT: Variably cloudy evening with snow showers/squalls likely. Briefly very low visibility in falling and blowing snow with accumulations of a coating to 1 1/2 inch possible. Clear overnight. Lows 3-10. Wind W 15-30 MPH with gusts 35-45 MPH. Wind chill falling well below 0 at times.
THURSDAY: Sunny. Highs 8-15. Wind W 15-25 MPH, higher gusts. Wind chill often below 0.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows 0-7. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts. Wind chill often below 0.
FRIDAY: Sunny. Highs 18-25. Wind W 5-15 MPH.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 0s. Highs from the middle 20s to lower 30s.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Lows from the middle 10s to lower 20s. Highs from the middle 30s to lower 40s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 4-8)
Monday February 4 will be a milder day overall with a warm front producing scattered rain/ice then a cold front later with rain showers. Fair, breezy, but on the mild side Tuesday February 5. Current expecting timing brings a risk of rain/mix February 6 and 8 although neither look like big storms as the overall pattern will be fairly zonal with split jet streams.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 9-13)
Fairly zonal pattern with disturbances producing possible unsettled weather about February 10 and again toward the end of the period. Temperatures near to above normal.

Tuesday Forecast

7:23AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 2)
Light onshore flow produces some light ocean effect snow showers in eastern MA and southeastern NH through midday today with no significant impact. Low pressure tracking north of the region tonight into Wednesday will drag a front across the region, and its precipitation will arrive as mainly snow then change to mainly rain (except far north and west where it stays snow or briefly mixes) then may end as snow on the back side briefly Wednesday morning as a wave of low pressure forms on the front and cuts across the region from southwest to northeast. An arctic cold front charges across the region west to east during Wednesday afternoon and early evening, producing snow showers and squalls that may briefly bring visibility to very low levels and may coat the ground quickly with snow, creating hazardous travel. Once these are by, the door is open to bitterly cold air which will be here but for a brief visit late Wednesday night through early Friday, rivaling the magnitude of the cold of January 21, but probably falling just shy, but with wind, you won’t notice much of a difference anyway. Even though Friday’s still cold, it will be one of those days when the 20s feel like the 40s in comparison to the day before. Expect dry weather and further temperature moderation for Groundhog Day with high pressure in control.
Detailed forecast…
TODAY: Cloudy. Light snow showers with dustings and minor coatings eastern MA and southeastern NH through midday. Snow arriving in central MA, southwestern NH, and eastern CT to western RI by dusk. Highs 30-37. Wind NE to E up to 10 MPH this morning, E to SE up to 15 MPH this afternoon.
TONIGHT: Cloudy. Snow to possible mix northwest, snow to rain most other areas, and may just start as rain South Shore of MA and South Coast of MA/RI, then a brief switch back to snow in most areas pre-dawn before ending. Snow accumulation patchy coatings far southeastern areas, coating to 1 inch I-95 belt, 1-3 inches central MA and interior southern NH. Temperatures rise slightly to 32-36 north and west, 37-41 south and east through late evening then fall back to 25-32 around dawn. Wind variable 5-15 MPH, mainly NE to N interior areas and SE to S in coastal areas, shifting to N-NW all areas up to 10-20 MPH with higher gusts toward dawn.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a lingering snow shower eastern areas early then a sun/cloud mix. Snow showers/squalls likely west to east mid to late afternoon. Highs 28-35. Wind NW to W 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a few snow squalls around early then clear. Lows 0-7. Wind NW 15-30 MPH. Wind chill falling below 0.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 8-15. Wind NW 15-30 MPH. Wind chill well below 0 at times.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 0s. Highs in the 20s.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows from the middle 0s to lower 10s. Highs from the upper 20s to middle 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 3-7)
Moderating temperatures with dry weather February 3 and a risk of rain showers later February 4. Dry and slightly cooler February 5. Unsettled weather possible with a risk of rain/mix/snow February 6-7 as we’ll be near a boundary between cold air north and mild air south.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 8-12)
Unsettled weather departs early period and may return at the end of the period with variable temperatures. Not a great feel for how this period plays out at this time.

Monday Forecast

7:34AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 1)
High pressure brings seasonably cold weather to the region today. If you’re up early enough you may see a deck of clouds hiding the rising sun. These clouds are with an ocean storm that is missing the region. A couple hundred miles further west with that system and we’d be digging out from quite the snowstorm later today. But, not the case. The next winter weather event arrives later Tuesday as low pressure moves into the Great Lakes and a new low forms on its trailing front in the Middle Atlantic. This low will likely track right across southeastern New England Tuesday night, and this track will produce a snow-to-rain-to-snow scenario for many areas, but it may stay as snow/mix in the higher elevations of north central MA and southwestern NH throughout the event, where even though it won’t be a prolific producer, snow amounts there will be the highest. Before the arrival of this system, some eastern coastal areas of MA may see some ocean effect snow showers due to an onshore flow developing during the day Tuesday. As for the precipitation produced by the low, all areas end as snow at least briefly around dawn Wednesday as colder air rushes back in behind the departing low, and perhaps just enough to create some slippery travel for the morning commute in areas that didn’t really see any accumulation previously – something to watch for that morning. An arctic cold front will cross the region later Wednesday, bringing one of the better snow shower and snow squall chances we’ve had in a while. But squalls or not, the door will be open for a bitter blast of air, not quite to the degree of the one of January 21, but with more wind, making it feel just as cold if not a little colder when you factor that in. This will be for Thursday, the final day of the month. Triple-F Day, otherwise known as “Friday February First”, will open the new month on a cold note, but not as cold as the day before, as the core of the cold will have moved up in to the Canadian Maritimes by then. Earlier I had been thinking that we could see a sneaky snow event on that day, but at this time my feeling is that will be suppressed well to the south and pass through the Mid Atlantic region as a relatively minor system as high pressure builds in across New England.
Detailed forecast…
TODAY: High cloudiness hides the early morning sun then becoming mostly sunny. Highs 26-33. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
TONIGHT: Clouding up. Lows 15-22. Wind N
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. A few snow showers eastern MA coastal areas. Highs 30-37. Wind light NE to E.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Snow to possible mix northwest, snow to rain most other areas, and may just start as rain South Shore of MA and South Coast of MA/RI, then a brief switch back to snow in most areas pre-dawn before ending. Snow accumulation patchy coatings far southeastern areas, coating to 1 inch I-95 belt, 1-3 inches central MA and interior southern NH. Temperatures rise slightly to 32-36 north and west, 37-41 south and east through late evening then fall back to 25-32 around dawn. Wind variable 5-15 MPH, mainly NE to N interior areas and SE to S in coastal areas, shifting to N-NW all areas up to 10-20 MPH with higher gusts toward dawn.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a lingering snow shower eastern areas early then a sun/cloud mix. Late-day snow showers/squalls possible. Highs 28-35. Wind NW to W 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows in the 0s. Highs in the 10s. Wind chill well below 0 at times.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 0s. Highs in the 20s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 2-6)
February 2-3 weekend looks dry, starting chilly ending milder as high pressure first over the region then sinks to the south and east. February 4 looks mild with possible rain showers. Windy, cooler, drier weather arrives February 5 as a cold front moves through and offshore. Will watch for a minor low pressure system with a threat of snow/mix by the end of the period.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 7-11)
Seasonably chilly early period, milder following this with the next storm threat likely to be a Great Lakes system with mix/rain threat here, then a chilly end to the period. Confidence on timing low.

Sunday Forecast

7:30AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 27-31)
The final 5 days of January will resent a variety of weather from mild to rain and snow to frigid cold, but will manage to avoid producing a major storm. However that does not mean we will be storm-free. After today’s nearly silent warm front / cold front combo goes through with little fanfare, and an ocean storm misses the area to the southeast later Monday, a front from the west will move in during Tuesday and a new low will form on it Tuesday night, pulling through the region and exiting Wednesday. This system will be responsible for the precipitation variety pack, probably starting as snow, going to rain, and ending as snow. Still have to fine-tune this one early in the week. What will follow it is a bitter blast of arctic air as a lobe of the Polar Vortex swings across the Northeast, although it appears the brunt of this will remain west and north of the region as the lobe starts to pull back into eastern Canada during its passage.
Detailed forecast…
TODAY: Variably cloudy. Slight risk of a rain or snow shower. Highs 38-45. Wind light variable early, becoming S 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.
TONIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 22-29. Wind shifting to W 5-15 MPH but a few higher gusts.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 29-36. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY NIGHT: Clouding up. Lows 15-22. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Late-day snow/mix likely, changing to rain at night. Highs 32-39. Wind light variable becoming SE 5-15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with rain/mix/snow potential to start, then sun/cloud mix with late-day snow shower possible. Temperatures start out upper 30s to lower 40s then fall rapidly by late-day.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Lows in the 0s. Highs in the 10s.

DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 1-5)
Risk of snow or snow showers February 1 from a passing disturbance then dry and cold February 2-3 weekend. Milder weather follows.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 6-10)
Leaning a little more toward a milder scenario based on the latest info, but still have to watch plenty of cold air not all that far to the north. May turn a little more unsettle if we are close to the boundary.

Saturday Forecast

8:32AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 26-30)
As we move into the late days of January we eye a couple more storm systems, neither of which look like impressive precipitation producers, although one will be more productive than the other, and we also look to the arrival of an arctic air mass at the very end of this 5-day period. First, we start with a fair but chilly day today as a narrow area of high pressure dominates. This high will move off to the east Sunday, which will end up a milder way as a warm front moves through while its parent low moves down the St. Lawrence Valley. This front may produce a touch of light snow, favoring areas north and west of Boston, and then a few rain showers may occur in the warm sector which will be over the region during the afternoon. This system’s cold front will come through uneventfully late in the day and will return colder air to the region for Monday as an extension of high pressure in east central Canada noses into New England. While this is happening, a strong ocean storm will get going and travel up along the cold front as it continues to move away from New England later Monday, so that storm will safely remain over the water. During this time, another low will travel into the Great Lakes, bringing our next round of unsettled weather into the region Tuesday. This looks like another warm front / cold front combo, and with a little more moisture to work with more of the region should see a snow to mix to rain situation. The initial cold front coming through early Wednesday will be in the process of having a wave of low pressure develop on it, and this may occur right over southern New England so that there may be a burst of rain ending as mix or snow as colder air arrives. Will have to keep an eye on this as enough snow at the wrong time could cause issues with the Wednesday morning commute, but being several days away still it’s really impossible to know how this will work out, specifically. During the day Wednesday, a secondary cold front will come through, possibly with a snow shower, and definitely introducing some of the coldest air of the season-so-far with a temperature free-fall likely occurring by the end of the day. Will work on the timing and details.
Detailed forecast…
TODAY: Partly sunny. Highs 26-33. Wind W to SW up to 10 MPH.
TONIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 15-22. Wind light variable.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy morning with a couple periods of light snow possible, favoring northern MA and southern NH. Variably cloudy afternoon with a passing rain shower possible. Highs 38-45. Wind light variable early, becoming S 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 22-29. Wind shifting to W 5-15 MPH but a few higher gusts.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 29-36. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Cloudy. Snow/mix/rain. Temperatures rise through the 30s.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with rain/mix/snow potential to start, then sun/cloud mix with late-day snow shower possible. Temperatures start out upper 30s to lower 40s then fall rapidly by late-day.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 4)
Dry and very cold end to January. Will watch a low pressure trough coming along which may spawn a surface low and a chance of snow February 1 before drier and a more modified cold for the February 2-3 weekend. A warm-up possible to end the period.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 5-9)
The weather is somewhat more indeterminate than is even average for a period 11 to 15 days away. Trying not to be swayed by inconsistent guidance and have seen signals for both moderation and a cold/dry pattern. Will split the difference for now and call for a few air mass changes but minor weather systems between them.

Friday Forecast

7:09AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 25-29)
Dry air has replaced the mild/wet/windy weather of yesterday. A secondary cold front may produce a snow shower this evening and will lead colder air into the region for the start of the weekend. Later in the weekend a passing disturbance may bring showers of snow and rain. With a trough in place in the Northeast another low pressure system will bring the chance of snow/mix/rain by Monday night into Tuesday. Detailed forecast…
TODAY: Variably cloudy. Isolated to scattered snow showers mid afternoon on. Highs 33-40. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts possible.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Isolated snow showers evening. Lows 13-20. Wind NW 10-20 MPH and gusty early, diminishing overnight.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 26-33. Wind W to SW up to 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows 15-22. Wind light variable.
SUNDAY: Variably cloudy. Passing snow and rain showers possible. Highs 35-42. Wind S 5-15 MPH.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny day. Clouds arrive with a risk of snow late night. Lows in the 20s. Highs in the 30s.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Risk of rain/mix/snow. Temperatures generally in the 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 3)
A period of below to much below normal temperatures as a lobe of the polar vortex brings arctic air into the region during this period. No major storminess expected, just some light snow or snow showers events possible.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 4-8)
My leaning is toward colder and drier than normal at this time with polar jet stream dominant and mean polar vortex lobe position in eastern Canada.

Thursday Forecast

7:35AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 24-28)
Now comes that spring preview, ok maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself on that one, but the thought of many that venture outside today, even during the rain, is how much it feels like a spring day. And it should, today’s high temperatures would be above average for some of our early spring days here in New England, but I would also be lying if I told you this was highly unusual for a winter’s day. This is just the variety that our weather prevents, like going from the single-digit arctic deep-freeze of just 3 days ago to this. There will be pros and cons to today’s weather, with the most obvious pro being the natural melting of much of the packed ice/snow that lies on our paths of mobility. Much of this, and all of it in many cases, will be vanished by day’s end. The cons are several, but the most obvious will be the areas of flooding that ensue due to heavier rainfall on frozen ground as well as not being unable to run off due to some still-clogged storm drains. But we will get through this, and after it all pushes offshore tonight, the temperatures will fall back toward seasonable levels, but this time we won’t see the flash freeze and tundra-like landscape. However we will have to be concerned with black ice and re-freezing of puddles and any standing water, because despite an increasing wind it won’t be enough to fully dry everything off. This will also be a concern for the couple days following today as it will be getting cold again so any ice will tend to linger. Along with this colder air, which gets reinforced this weekend, may come some snow showers, first of the isolated variety Friday evening as cold front goes by, and secondly from a disturbance crossing the region on Sunday. We’ll have our eyes on a third system approaching from the west Monday but before that gets here, our wind may turn onshore due to high pressure to the north and that may bring in enough moisture for some ocean-effect snow showers. But this is still a few days away so I’m not highly confident this will take place.
TODAY: Overcast. Numerous to widespread rain showers. Downpours and possible thunder west to east mid through late afternoon. Areas of fog.
Highs 48-55. Wind S 10-20 MPH with gusts 35-55 MPH, strongest coastal areas, shifting to W during the day from west to east.
TONIGHT: Cloudy evening with rain ending, maybe as brief mix some areas west of Boston. Clearing overnight. Areas of black ice possible. Lows 25-32. Wind NW 10-20 MPH and gusty.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Highs 32-39. Wind NW to W 10-20 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Risk of a passing snow shower. Lows 13-20. Wind W to NW 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 23-30. Wind W 5-15 MPH.
SUNDAY: Variably cloudy. Chance of snow showers except mix/rain showers South Coast. Lows in the 10s. Highs in the 30s.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. Possible snow showers. Lows in the 20s. Highs in the 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 2)
Potential storm system moving through January 29 with the early leaning toward a light to moderate precipitation variety due to a storm track over or northwest of the region. Colder trend thereafter at which time we’ll have to watch additional storminess which is favored to pass mostly south of the region at this time.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 3-7)
A broad trough will dominate and a surface low may cut through the Great Lakes around mid period. Our weather here would be dry/cold to start, briefly mild/wet, then dry/cold to finish the period. Forecast not high confidence.

Wednesday Forecast

7:31AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 23-27)
High pressure offshore and a slow-moving cold front approaching from the west today brings milder but mainly cloudy weather today. Wet weather arrives west to east during this evening as the front draws near, and a wave of low pressure forming on it and moving up along it will enhance the wet weather through most of Thursday. We’ll have to watch for a concentrated line of downpours and gusty winds associated with this system as it has been strongly indicated by short-range guidance. Rough idea on timing of this feature, if it occurs, would be late morning to mid afternoon from west to east across the region. By Thursday evening, the wet weather will come to an end as the cold front starts to push offshore after the low pressure wave goes by. This will bring drier and seasonably colder weather in for Friday. During this warm-up, we should be able to get rid of a fair amount of our tundra-like snow/ice left on the ground by the Sunday storm and frozen in place by the arctic air that followed it. Speaking of arctic air, we’ll get a taste of that, but to a lesser degree, by Saturday. And then by Sunday a disturbance should throw some snow showers into the mix. This doesn’t look like an important storm at this point.
Forecast details…
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers arriving western areas later in the day, with patchy freezing rain possible interior areas to start. Highs 38-45. Wind S to SW 5-15 MPH with higher gusts.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with rain showers likely evening becoming a steady rain overnight. Areas of fog. Temperatures steady 38-45. Wind SW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts possible especially South Coast.
THURSDAY: Overcast. Rain likely. One or two period of heavy rain possible. Areas of fog. Highs 48-55. Wind S 10-20 MPH with gusts 35-55 MPH, strongest coastal areas, shifting to W during the day from west to east.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Cloudy evening with rain ending, maybe as brief mix some areas west of Boston. Clearing overnight. Areas of black ice possible. Lows 25-32. Wind NW 10-20 MPH and gusty.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Risk of a snow shower evening. Breezy. Highs 32-39. Wind NW to W 10-20 MPH.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Windy. Lows in the 10s. Highs in the 20s.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows in the 10s. Highs from the middle 20s to lower 30s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 1)
A potential storm during the January 28-29 period but not sure if all the ingredients will come together for a significant event as it is too far away to be sure. Leaning toward dry/cold for the end of January / beginning of February but may have to watch additional storminess to the south and east.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 2-6)
Somewhat active pattern so may have to watch 1 or 2 weather systems in this time period and with the temperatures still trying to average below normal that would leave the door open for snow chances (don’t interpret this as “here come the blizzards!” because it’s not really what I mean). Been monitoring for a potential pattern retrogression and moderation, but it appears that would attempt to take place after this time period.

Tuesday Forecast

7:35AM

DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 22-26)
Arctic high pressure moves overhead today, which will still be cold and breezy, but not nearly as cold as yesterday was. High pressure then move offshore and opens the door for a midweek warm-up, but the trade-off will be wet weather arriving by late Wednesday through Thursday. Colder/drier air returns by Friday, but only seasonable cold as the slow-moving front that creates the midweek wet spell moves offshore. But a second cold front will deliver colder air by the start of the weekend.
Forecast details…
TODAY: Sunshine, filtered late by high clouds. Highs 21-28. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, gusts 20-25 MPH. Wind chill often below 20.
TONIGHT: Clouding over. Lows 11-18 evening, rising back to the 20s overnight. Wind light variable early, becoming light S to SW.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy. Rain showers arriving west to east during the afternoon, with patchy freezing rain possible interior areas to start. Areas of fog mid to late afternoon. Highs 38-45. Wind S to SW 5-15 MPH with higher gusts.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with rain showers likely evening becoming a steady rain overnight. Areas of fog. Temperatures steady 38-45. Wind SW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts possible especially South Coast.
THURSDAY: Overcast. Rain likely. Areas of fog. Highs 45-52. Wind S 10-20 MPH with higher gusts, shifting to W during the day from west to east.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Risk of a snow shower evening. Breezy. Lows in the 20s. Highs in the 30s.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Chance of snow showers. Windy. Lows in the 10s. Highs in the 20s.

DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 27-31)
Will watch the January 27-29 period for potential storminess which would occur while it was cold enough for snow/mix. Dry, cold end to month.

DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 1-5)
Starts out cold/dry, some unsettled weather follows as it tries to moderate. This forecast is purposely vague and low confidence because of the uncertainty of the large scale pattern. May see retrogression of trough toward the western US but unsure how quickly this might take place.