Record warmth coming in a week or two?

With a cold snap in the offing for early next week, it’s time to find the light at the end of the tunnel…and it’s not too hard to find!

Our ensemble models are starting to indicate a significant warm pattern to take shape by the end of next week and continue straight through January 12th! The image to the left shows the deviation from normal for Monday January 7th. The darkest orange shade represents temperatures 25-30 degrees above average! If there was no snow on the ground and we had a healthy dose of sunshine we could have middle 50s here in Northern Illinois a little over a week from now!

Usually we don’t see our spring thaw in late February/March. Could 2008 bring it in January? Stay tuned. -ERIC

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This post was written by qni_it on December 28, 2007

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  1. Candice H December 28, 2007 9:41 PM

    YES YES YES!!!!

    “Usually we don’t see our spring thaw in late February/March. Could 2008 bring it in January? “

    Please please please!!!! I hope that happens.

    By the way Eric- I love that happy holidays comercial where you ask santa what he wants for christmas, it’s really cute.

  2. tony December 29, 2007 1:12 AM

    I hope not. I wont be looking forward to that kind of weather to early march. Even if we get those kind of temps, something tells me that we would see the other shoe drop and have below zero temps.

  3. tony December 29, 2007 1:32 AM

    Eric, do u think we will have mid 50s or does mid 40s sound more realistic with snow on the ground.

  4. Eric Sorensen December 29, 2007 2:54 AM

    40s will be a good bet should that big ridge build in.

  5. tony December 31, 2007 2:32 AM

    I dont know if the weather channel has gone off its rocker, but now its showing a high of 55 on sunday. I sure hope not. Its way too early for 50s.

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