The January Thaw is Nearing Closer NC 1-9-13

While it was a sunny start to the day, look for cloud cover to be on the increase today as a weak front moves through.  Scattered showers are possible this afternoon but will wane off by the evening.  It will be warmer than in recent days as well.

A low pressure system will track from Texas to the Great Lakes on Thursday and Friday.  Both days will be cloudy and feature the possibility of showers throughout the day.  Temperatures will remain mild for this time of  year.

Saturday is when the January thaw really begins to rear it’s ugly head.  Moist, southerly flow will usher in some very mild temperatures.  A lot of locations will be in the low 60’s on Saturday and Sunday and we will be near record highs both days.  Not good for the ski areas!

A significant cold front will be slowly making it’s way across middle of the country by the end of the work week.  Strong high pressure over the Southeast will stall it out to our west for several days.  Disturbances will form and track along the boundary over the weekend and the first part of next week, meaning there is slight chance each day of scattered showers.  Heavier rain arrives late Tuesday and Wednesday when it looks like the front will finally push through the region.

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