Arctic Blast Will Bring January-like Temps Next Week

Data from the Climate Prediction Center shows a massive blast of arctic air over the next 6-10 days, keeping temperatures well below normal. (Map via pivotalweather)

Old Man Winter has certainly taken his grasp on the region, and isn’t planning on letting go anytime soon.

The Climate Prediction Center says a greater than 90% chance of below normal temperatures will invade the area late this week and heading into next week.

Temperatures are expected only to be in the 30s for afternoon highs on Thursday and Friday, then taking a slight rebound on Saturday and Sunday, then falling into the 20s on Monday through Wednesday next week with intermittent chances of snow as the lake effect snow machine is expected to kick in. Normal high this time of year is 54°. Even for high school football playoff games Friday night, temperatures will be in the 20s throughout the evening.

The chilly grasp will stick with us for the next 10-14 days according to the CPC, but things should take a tick up as temperatures are forecast to get back into the 40s by that time. Normal highs dip throughout the month, falling from the mid 50s on November 1st to the low 40s at the end of the month. So a chilly pattern isn’t uncommon in November, but falling some 20 degrees below normal is.