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January’s Month-Long Thaw Continues

January 2012 will certainly go in the books as one of the mildest, if not the mildest January’s since records have been kept.  This follows one of the warmest autumns and Decembers around here!  January typically sees temperatures at or below freezing 24/7 for days, if not weeks on end with brief “January Thaws” that usually last less than 24 hours or so.  This month has been the complete opposite – just brief periods have been below freezing with long stretches of balmy weather.  Heading into the weekend, and the last few days of the month to follow – not much changes.

For Friday, the steadier rain will become more showery in coverage during the day as temperatures eventually warm to near 40 north and well up into the 40s and even lower 50s south!

The rain showers will taper off and end late in the afternoon as a cold front sweeps through and the storm pulls away to our northeast.  I expect it to become quite blustery then as winds pick up from the northwest and dry us out overnight.  Skies will rapidly clear Friday evening too.

The weekend looks quiet as it gets cooler each day – still though, temperatures will be quite mild for late January!  Skies average out partly sunny each day with highs in the 40s Saturday and upper 30s on Sunday.


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