On average January is our coldest and our second cloudiest month of the year. We have only seen 12% of possible sunshine this month, 40% is typical. Although this has been a cloudy month, it has been mild and dry. We have avoided extreme cold as temperatures have run four degrees above average and we have had less than three inches of snow.
A warm front will move across the state overnight and temperatures will slowly rise after midnight. We’ll have gusty southwesterly winds Thursday and the milder breeze will push high temperatures into the 40s. A cold front will move across the state Thursday night and it will be colder Friday and Saturday with highs hovering near freezing.
For the second half of the weekend a rain/snow mix will develop late Sunday. As temperatures rise the mix will change to rain Monday. Eventually we will cool down Monday night and rain will change to snow by Tuesday morning.
January has been a cloudy month so far.
Temperatures have been above average this month.
We’ll have gusty southwesterly winds Thursday.
Highs will be ten degrees above average Thursday.
We have had less than three inches of snow this month.
Our seasonal snow deficit is approaching eight inches.
This will be a cool weekend with a chance for rain and snow showers by Sunday.