Winter’s leave of absence continues

Wednesday’s high temperatures broke records across the region, with April-like warmth bringing temperatures into the 50s. The next 7-10 days don’t look to be quite as warm, but will remain way above average for this time of year.

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in effect Wednesday night through most of Thursday morning. Fog and low clouds should break between 10am-Noon, making way for a partly sunny sky and highs in the low-40s Thursday afternoon. More cloud cover will move in Friday and Saturday, keeping temperatures in the upper 30s Friday before they bump back to the mid-40s Saturday afternoon.

There will be little change in that trend through next week with highs in the 40s, keeping more of a March-like feel to our weather through the first full week of February. From today’s perspective, there looks to be a chance for rain showers next Thursday, but that system is so far out to have a good track on it. At this time, there are no significant storm systems on the horizon. Eventually, more seasonable weather will return to the region, but that doesn’t look to happen until at least the middle of February.