Temperatures well above normal will remain with us tomorrow and Wednesday as high pressure continues to dominate the forecast.  Lows tonight will be close to seasonal normals, but highs tomorrow will once again rise to roughly 10 – 20 degrees above normal for this time of year.  I call this the season of “wardrobe confusion” as we walk out the door each morning in coats and jackets, and come home in the afternoon wearing tees and shorts.  Wednesday looks to be even a few degrees warmer, and the warmest day of the week, before winter comes calling again.

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I had to laugh this morning when the folks at the National Weather Service office in Amarillo posted the following on their Facebook page:

Remember that time late last week when NWS Amarillo was teasing New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston on the fact that we’ve had more snow than them so far this year??? Yeah, we’re REALLY sorry about that!  Here’s the current forecast Snowfall Storm Totals for the Northeast U.S. as they gear up for what’s shaping up to be quite the historic Nor’Easter/Blizzard! If you know anyone in these areas, make sure they know what’s expected! Stay safe our Northeast friends and NWS Amarillo promises to keep their mouths shut from now on!

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Just goes to show you how much things can change from one week to the next!  Thankfully we won’t be dealing with anything like the potentially historic snowfall event that the residents of the mid-Atlantic and New England are facing tonight through tomorrow, but we will have another intrusion of cold air arriving early Thursday that will knock our temps back down to seasonal levels.  The front will be a dry one with no precipitation expected until we get closer to the weekend.  At that point, an upper level disturbance off the coast of California is expected to sit and spin out west over northern Mexico and the desert southwest spreading rain chances across the state for next weekend…and potentially into the first part of next week as well.  Stay tuned!

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