Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February Outlook: Cooler Than Average

It's February 2nd, and you know what day that is?  Groundhog Day!  And good 'ole Phil didn't see his shadow Tuesday morning.  So that means spring comes early, right??  Well...not so fast.

Temperatures will warm heading into the weekend with highs expected in the middle to upper 30's on Sunday.  But this will also come with the chance for a little light rain Sunday afternoon and evening, and then some snow Monday. 

A series of clipper systems will move across the northern tier of the country this week. And what this does for us is pull in a little more warmth each day into the weekend.  Precipitation chances will also remain low, but not zero.  There could be a few flurries Thursday night into Friday and then again Friday night into Saturday.

Sunday's clipper will have a little more strength and cold air with it which will be pulled southward as a big ridge of high pressure hugs the west coast, possibly up to the Arctic Ocean!!  So as that warmth is pulled north, the cold air will tugged south into the Midwest, Great Lakes and East Coast.

Highs next Tuesday could only reach the low 20's, nearly ten degrees below average.

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