Extended outlooks are more general in nature than the daily short term forecasts. Beyond a week, there is often significant uncertainty in the location and intensity of specific weather events. I will note where there is less, or greater, confidence than normal in these extended outlooks.
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Here is the latest short term weather forecast.
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- The temperature pattern of colder than normal weather in the East and average to above average temperatures in the West looks to continue through the rest of January.
- Reinforcing cold air comes into the Northern Plains, then the East starting Thursday, continuing through Saturday.
- Pacific storms remain north of California.
- Although cold in the East, no nor’easters on the horizon for the next 7-10 days.
Outlook for Tuesday – Thursday 18-20 January:
— On Tuesday, expect strong winds and lake effect snows over the Northeast.
— Fast moving low pressure on the MN/Canadian border moves quickly into the Great Lakes.
— Wednesday sees the return of a strong Pacific storm impacting WA and OR, with snow moving into the northern Rockies on Thursday.
— The Great Lakes low pressure moves into the St. Lawrence Valley and brings rain from the TX/LA border northeast to Pittsburgh PA.
— By Thursday, the rain and cold front move off the East Coast. The front and associated rain showers hang over the southeast and northern FL.
Outlook for Friday – Sunday 21-23 January:
— On Friday, low pressure develops over the Dakotas, bringing snow to the Northern Plains.
— Snow also on Friday for WY, UT and CO. Strong winds blow across the Northern High Plains of the Dakotas, MT, and WY.
— On Saturday, the low pressure and associated snows move into the Midwest.
— Saturday also brings snow to NM
— On Sunday, expect some rain in south TX and FL.
Here are the temperature, precipitation and snowfall outlooks for Tuesday – Sunday 18-23 January
Here is the temperature and precipitation outlooks for Saturday – Wednesday 22-26 January
Here is the temperature and precipitation outlooks for Monday – Sunday 24-30 January