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Update: Next two weeks remain cold but less snowy

 NOAA - The latest outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a high likelihood for for below normal temperatures ( Fig 1) through the end of the month, but no strong signal for above or below normal precipitation (Fig 2).

This outlook builds upon the previous update that the deep freeze won't last. Temperatures for the third week of January look to be near, but just below normal ( Fig 3).  The change now looks to be towards week 4 with above normal temperatures looking less likely. However there are no signs yet of an arctic chill like the one that started the month. 

There remains some uncertainly as models are in some disagreement to the where the long-wave weather patter will lock. This would impact exactly how cold and snowy the rest of the month will be. For the next week the pattern while cold ( but not extreme for January) remains rather minimal when it comes to snowfall. A few weak waves could bring the possibility of snow, but no significant accumulation is expected at this time. The final week of January will be more wait-and-see.

Bottom line, typical January cold with light snow. Get the latest First Warning Neighborhood Weather Forecast here

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