For the past few weeks, temperatures into the Northeast part of the United States have been very cold, often 15 to 20 degrees below normal. However, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel as we push in towards this weekend. Temperatures are expected to climb into more seasonable, and even “mild” levels. Temperatures will be running around 45 to 50 degrees for a good portion of Southern New England, and slightly above normal for northern New England. Although this does not seem to be major warmth, it still pushes the area above recent temperature trends and allows sort of a January thaw to occur.
We should be happy for this, as the temperature trends will begin to fall back in line with normal winter-time trends during the next week or so, with a few storm signals being watched for the possibility of snow, or mixed precipitation, thereafter.