Goodbye Ice, Hello Spring?

If you are tired of seeing freezing rain and icy roads in the forecast, you get your wish for a while, with a mild to warm forecast this week!

Temperatures will warm up away from freezing for a while during the day, reaching the 40’s for much of the week. By the weekend, we may even see temperatures flirt with the 50’s!

Cold Blast 2

We have favorable jet stream winds that are keeping the cold air at bay, and allowing much warmer air to spill across the Midwest. This means when our next storm arrives by Friday, we only have to worry about rain and not freezing rain or snow since conditions are so warm.

The only thing we won’t see are record-breaking temperatures. While a few days may get close, late January has some pretty impressive records for each day this weekend that likely won’t get broken:

January 19th’s record high: 51°,1921

January 20th’s record high: 60°, 1906

January 21st’s record high: 55°, 1964

The long-range forecast looks to stay fairly mild into next week before it all comes crashing down, so if you don’t like the cold, enjoy the warm stretch this week!

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on January 17, 2017

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