The coldest air of this winter will likely blast south into the United States at times during the next few weeks. But, the dry weather pattern continues. We are still forecasting two to four good chances for snow in February, but for now it is staying very dry.
This Arctic Air Mass, that is currently growing and expanding, will be around for the next five weeks. The weather pattern will become quite favorable for this Arctic air to make it’s way south into the United States, and there is a chance of a true Arctic blast as we move into February. There will be mild spells in between each cold surge. Here is the expanding Arctic Air Mass as forecast by last nights GFS model valid at 12z Tuesday, January 22nd:
For Kansas City, the next surge of Arctic air will be moving south behind a strong wave aloft this weekend. It will be an Arctic blast for the Dakota’s and Minnesota, but how much Arctic air gets down this far south is still up for debate. The weather pattern will likely become more favorable for an Arctic blast next month and this is when storm systems will be returning to our area. In the mean time, the weather pattern is somewhat boring without a storm in sight for us as the drought continues through the winter which is not good news for the failing wheat crop.
Have a great day. We will be monitoring the latest data and update you on 41 Action News today and tonight.