Wintry weather has been the theme as we transition into 2013. It looks like that could be changing though as we head deeper into January. However, will it be a brief change?
High pressure will be in control of the forecast for the remainder of this week. This means calm weather and chilly temperatures will stick around. Lows will dip down into the teens once again tonight. Outlying areas could see lows in the single digits. Highs will struggle to reach even 30 degrees on Thursday. A very weak cool front will slide through on Thursday evening which may cause a passing snowflake or two mainly north of Columbus. Most areas will stay dry under partly cloudy skies.
The chilly air will stick around through the weekend. Expect mostly sunny skies on Friday with highs once again barely making it to 30 after starting out in the upper teens. An upper level area of low pressure will slide through the Ohio Valley this weekend bringing the chance for some more light snow. It looks like any accumulation will be scattered and no more than half an inch. The best chance for snow will be Saturday evening into early Sunday morning.
Next week will start a warming trend for the Ohio Valley. The Arctic Oscillation will move into a positive phase meaning the jet stream will retreat up to the north allowing more mild Pacific air to flow in from the west. Highs will head into the 40s by the middle of next week. It is not out of the question we could even see a day or two in the 50s by the end of the week! If you are sick of the cold, hang in there! The warmth may be followed by another storm system and subsequent blast of cold by the 12th. Stay tuned for the latest forecast updates.
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