As is often the case, there is a significant warm-up on the back side of a large Arctic high pressure center. We’ll see high temperatures climb to near 40° in the Sunday-Monday time frame with a good chance of some rain. That will melt some, but not all of our snow. After that we’ll see the colder air move back in – thought not as cold as it has been the past couple days. Here’s the 8-14 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center:
You can see colder than average weather is likely from the Great Lakes to North Texas and west to the Pacific Ocean. Looks like a nice time for warm weather fans to head to Florida.
Here’s a Great Lakes satellite picture. Arctic air is moving across the Great Lakes creating lake-effect clouds and snow showers.
Also: Is the polar vortex a sign of global warming? (comment from Dr. Ryan Maue – a Manistee native). Buffalo, New York, received a record-setting 6.4″ of snow on Tuesday. This broke the previous daily record of 6.0″ set in 1894. Drone footage of the frozen Chicago River. Snow in Alabama. Cute attempt at making a snowman. HUGE waves.