SUNDAY: Coldest day of the weekend. Partly sunny with increasing clouds by afternoon and flurries possible overnight. High: 22. Winds: WNW 5-10mph turning south late.
MONDAY: Lingering flurries possible early, then partly sunny and a little warmer. High: 38.
TUESDAY: Mild with a little light rain and snow possible later. Low: 26. High: 38.
WEDNESDAY: AM flurry or two. More PM sun and mild for the first day of February. Low: 26. High: 37.
THURSDAY: Clouds thicken, a few flurries late. Low: 23. High: 34
FRIDAY: Sub-freezing daytime highs, for a change. Low: 20 High: 29
SATURDAY: Near average temps with bright sun. Low: 17. High: 29
Sure, today is going to be the coldest day in sight, but come on... we can handle 20s. We here are a hardy bunch, in fact, I heard reports of some brave souls dawning shorts when the mercury hit 40 last week. It has been a strange winter, no doubt.
Meteorologically speaking, we are nearly two-thirds of the way done with the coldest three month on average for the Northern Hemisphere, how about that! December ended up being the 10th warmest December in recorded history and January is following suit. There are only a few days left in the month and we're already in the top ten warmest January's on record. I think we'll be able to retain that mark as temperatures into the early part of next week are expected to flirt with 40 once again.
If you're wondering where the cold is, check Alaska where they are boasting one of the coldest January's in recorded history. Fairbanks woke up to -50F on Saturday and that made the 14th day this month that temps have bottomed out to -40 or colder. As a general rule of thumb, when Alaska is cold, we are warm and the forecast for Alaska remains cold into the first week of February, so you know what that means for us!