Weather models continue to move the chess pieces around and there are some more clues today pointing to a return to a colder pattern in the long range. However this may take another 10 days to 2 weeks to play out. In the meantime we continue to see a pattern of in and out cold air masses with cold fronts coming through from time to time with some showers. The first of these fronts arrives on Sunday with some rain showers ahead of it. High pressure is passing out to the southeast which will take the chill that is just returning today and Thursday to pull out with milder temperatures following for Saturday. Saturday will be the better of the two weekend days with some sunshine and highs reaching the upper 40s and lower 50s. We will get through some showers and mild temperatures on Sunday. The showers probably won't amount to much. The wave in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico will move northeast and should pass well to our south and east. What follows is another shot of cold air for the first part of next week.
Monday into Wednesday temperatures will be a bit below average but not by much. Afterwards we begin what should be the grinding process of the upper air pattern readjusting. We continue to watch with interest the teleconnections as they will point the way forward. The East Pacific Oscillation is probably the most important regarding cold air. Today's models show the EPO turning sharply negative and in fact today's runs are more aggressive on the move down. The deeper into negative territory, the stronger and more dominant the cold pattern will be...READ MORE AT http://www.meteorologistjoecioffi.com/index.php/2018/01/24/weather-models-moving-toward-cold/