Warm Up By Week’s End

Lake effect snows should continue through Tuesday as the northwest flow gradually subsides from the departing nor’easter currently affecting coastal areas.

After that, however, following a very cold Month of December in which temperatures remained below freezing for almost the entire month, the persistent pattern of the of the past month will break down late this week and allow temperatures to climb above freezing and into the 40’s. (0z GFS model run pictured above) However, by January 3rd, a powerful arctic front looks to sweep across the country, which should again plunge temperatures back well below freezing going into the first week of January.