There are signs our January thaw is coming to an end and it's perfect timing as we begin February. You have probably heard all the rumors around social media about the coming cold. There's little doubt it's coming. But here are my questions: how far south and will there be moisture?
We know models have a difficult time handling the strength and southward push of low level arctic air. While I can't be definitive, that probably answers the first question. Now, what about moisture? This is the time of year when we typically get more vigorous storm systems and if there's cold air in place, then anything can happen.
There are also signs a sharp temperature contrast will set up somewhere over the mid-south and that could lead to an area of active weather. The maps below explain and are courtesy of WeatherBell.com