After a few days of cold weather, the January warmth is back. Temperatures today climbed to near-record levels, falling just short of the record high of 70°. It was also the 7th time this month with highs at or above 60! And we’re going to do it again Tuesday.

Another storm will sweep through the area Wednesday, and this one should soak the area with rain. Showers much of the day will keep temperatures cooler, but still not bad for the middle of January.

Clouds and cold temperatures will follow Wednesday’s storm, but we’ll close the week with sunshine.

Another storm will move through this weekend with increasing clouds Saturday and a chance for showers Saturday night into Sunday. The air may also be just cold enough for some snow to mix in.

Looking down the road at the last week of the month we should find a more consistently cold pattern settling in. Longer-range model guidance suggests this colder pattern may stick around into the first half of February. With the colder pattern, the door will also open up to some wintry weather.