Any Warmup?

Now that the cold air has been entrenched in the area for several days, the most asked question of me is when will it warm up? Right now it looks like next week, especially after New Year’s Day.  The current arctic air will fluctuate with different intensities of cold through the weekend.  A couple of disturbances will bring with it some occasional light snow with the first of these coming tonight into tomorrow morning.  Snow amounts look light, but when snow falls into arctic air the snows can be fluffy, so the actual snow totals do not necessarily reflect how little moisture content is in the snow.  On a positive note, the clouds associated with the snow will help keep temperatures up a bit.

Daryl Ritchison