A major break from the arctic air?
The arctic air is finally forecast to lift by the end of the weekend. This latest stretch of cold is very significant! Today is our 10th day in a row with highs in the teens or colder. The last time we had more than 10 days in a row was in 1979!
These types of stretches are fairly rare, especially if you look back over the last 30 years. The last colder stretch was 13 days in January of 1963. The record longest stretch of 18 days occurred in 1889.
Now we focus on warmer temperatures. Next week south winds return on Wednesday with a chance for the middle to upper 30s and possibly 40! It doesn't last very long, but at least the arctic air doesn't make a major comeback over the next 10 days.