After enduring one of the coldest 2 week stretches of weather on record, we are finally getting to enjoy some “typical” January weather. Temperatures peaked in the upper 30s and lower 40s on Monday and will be similarly “mild” today.
We’ll start our Tuesday with temperatures between 30 and 35F and will see afternoon readings in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Fair skies will be the rule through the day and a busy west and northwest wind will persist into the afternoon hours.
Somewhat colder air will build into the area tonight and linger through the day on Wednesday, with lows well down into the 20s and daytime highs on Wednesday in the lower to middle 30s.
However, notice the expansive area of red shading to our west on the temperature anomaly map below. That signifies a large region of well above average temperatures and that air mass will be ours later this week as it shifts eastward. We can expect high temperatures to reach into the 50s by Friday. Unfortunately, the mild temperatures look to be accompanied by some heavy rain.