Travel & RV Weather Extended Outlook updated p.m. Sunday 9 January

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 active weather this coming week is mostly in the Upper-Midwest and East. Except for Washington State, the West is relatively quiet and dry.
  • Chance for some wintry precipitation over the Mid-Atlantic towards the end of the week.
  • Very cold over the Northwest on Tuesday and almost as cold again on Friday.
  • This patter of a cool east, average to above average west and modest precipitation events looks to be with us through much of January.

Outlook for Tuesday – Thursday 11-13 January:

— Rain for northwest WA Tuesday – Thursday.

— Very cold over the Northeast on Tuesday; highs below zero deg F for interior New England

— On Thursday, and Alberta-clipper type storm brings light snow to the Great Lakes and Northeast. Some rain to the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic.

— Mild temperatures over the Central U.S. on Thursday. KS and CO will see highs in the 60’s and TX will reach the 70’s.


Outlook for Friday – Sunday 14-16 January:

— On Friday, low pressure over the Northern Plains brings snow to the Upper Midwest and strong winds over the western Central Plains.

— This storm strengthens and moves toward the NC coast Friday night and Saturday, bringing rain to the southeast, a rain/snow/ice mix to the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-South, and mostly snow to WV, MD and PA.

— Very cold air returns to the Northeast on Saturday with single digit high temperatures for New England.

— Expect cooler than normal temperatures this weekend over the South with frost on the LA/MS Coast and highs in the 40’s and 50’s for FL north of Orlando.


Here are the temperature, precipitation and snowfall outlooks for Tuesday – Sunday 11-16 January


Here is the temperature and precipitation outlooks for Saturday – Wednesday 15-19 January


Here is the temperature and precipitation outlooks for Monday – Sunday 17-23 January

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