Arctic air invades the area

A February type pattern of very cold air will mean the end of warm temperatures for the next several days.

Some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in weeks have moved into the area today. This blast of cold arctic air has buckled the jet stream.

The winds of the jet stream are forced south by heavy dry air and these winds will essentially block any warmer air mass from entering the area.

This pattern will be reinforced by a strong boundary of high pressure which will sit across the eastern two-thirds of the country. Keeping skies clear, but blocking any change to a warmer pattern.

Look for this pattern to be in full-force through the weekend with highs in the lower 30s.

Next week could even be more interesting as another wave of low pressure may bring in more cold air and even some snow by the start of next week.

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