Good Sunday morning bloggers,
Well, after the excitement of the last few days, we are headed for a rather calm pattern the next 7-10 days. A warm up is in store for the second half of the work week. We will have to watch for an Arctic outbreak by the end of the month as Arctic air will be building in Canada. See maps below.
A surface high pressure will track from Kansas to Missouri the next 24 hours. This will keep us cold, clear and calm. Lows Monday morning will fall to the single digits before the warming trend begins.
MAP#1: 3 PM SUNDAY
MAP #2: 4 PM MONDAY
MAP #3: UPPER LEVEL FLOW FOR EARLY THURSDAY. We go into a west-northwest flow from the Pacific Northwest and southwest Canada, which means a downslope, warming flow.
MAP#4: NEXT FRIDAY. While the USA warms up, Arctic air will be building in Canada.
Unfortunately, there are no signinificant precipitation producing storm systems the next 10-14 days, so the severe to extreme drought will only get worse and our 17″ defecit will grow. February will hopefully bring 3-4 storm systems.
Have a great Sunday and week ahead!