Thursday, January 27, 2011

It May Be Nice Now, but Next Week?

Our weather has been rather spectacular for January standards as sunny skies and warmer afternoons have made way for great outdoor weather.

If you have not made plans to get outside and soak up some Vitamin D, you will have a day and a half to do so before the clouds roll back in to East Texas.

Clouds will thicken up and produce rain Saturday night through most of the day on Sunday. Even with the rain, temperatures will stay mild through the upcoming weekend.

However, a blue norther will be moving into the Piney Woods by next Tuesday, as we receive another shot of cold air.

The jetstream, which is the main highway for storms moving across the country, will take a big dip to the south, allowing another surge of cold air to spill into our region.

This cold front will be accompanied by some heavy rain on Tuesday, followed by much colder air for the rest of the week.

There is a slight chance of seeing some wintry precipitation overnight Tuesday and into early Wednesday morning. I want to emphasize the word "slight." Odds are the moisture will move out before the really cold air settles in. Having said that, it will be worth watching as we have several days to monitor the latest computer model runs. Only time will tell.