Valleywx.com: Get used to the cold temps

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This pattern isn’t going anywhere. Most of the nation is the deep freeze and we are still over a month away from the official start of winter. Here is a look at the national current temperatures at 4am.

temps

 

Temperatures this afternoon won’t get much above 40° in most spots. This is way below the average. The long-term pattern calls for several shots of cold air to move through keeping the Tennessee Valley and most of the country in the deep freeze through next week.

 

Futurecast

How does this compare to average! Well, here it is. The average high for this time of year is 65° with a low 43°. Of four of the next seven days, we don’t reach the average low for a high! The average high temperature over the next seven days is 21° below average with the low being 15° below. Here is what it looks like graphically:

 

Cold Snap

 

Rain is in the forecast Sunday and it could end as a little light snow or flurry activity Sunday night into early Monday morning. Right now we aren’t expecting travel problems. Stay tuned for any changes!

 

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