Feb. 1st; Lingering Chill, Icy Beginning to February

Happy February, WABBLES! On this beautiful Wednesday morning, we’re ringing the month in with icy conditions and a lingering chill that’ll follow us into the weekend. It’s pretty messy out there folks, so you’re gonna want to take it slow and steady this morning. Grab that coffee, start defrosting the car, and listen up as we slide right into the forecast together!

Icy Beginning to February, Lingering Chill
Slidin’ on in! (GIPHY)

Today’s Forecast

Temperatures today will remain in the mid-to-high 30s due to some spotty sunshine throughout the afternoon, warming us up just enough to melt off some of this ice before it all refreezes tonight when we hit our low of 30 degrees. No strong breeze, which makes it a pretty pleasant day to be out and about, if the roads weren’t so slick.

If you ARE out and about this morning, you’ve got to take it slow on the way to work. Just a tenth of an inch of ice is enough to make travel hazardous, and most of our WABBLES area is stuck pretty solidly in that .10-.20 of an inch camp. Most will melt as the day goes on, but may refreeze this evening due to that lingering chill. Please stay safe!

Icy Beginning to February, Lingering Chill
Today’s temps! (PivotalWeather)

Lingering Chill into Friday

For the most part, our freezing rain event is over, aside from the small chance we see a little bit more drizzle tonight into Thursday morning. Nothing substantial is expected, so we’re not planning on seeing any additional ice accumulations on top of what we’ve got now. However, our Groundhog Day will be chilly, cloudy, and pretty well primed for a shadow-less day… too bad Punxsutawney Phil isn’t a WABBLES resident, or we’d be getting spring early! Lows will stay pretty far below freezing through the weekend (that’s the lingering chill I mentioned before, in case you missed it), but our daytime temperatures will hit the mid-40s by Saturday, which is quite the warm-up compared to our current conditions!

Icy Beginning to February, Lingering Chill
Things are about to get… kinda boring. (PivotalWeather)

Other than our current icy situation and the lingering chill before our weekend warm-up, things are actually looking a little boring meteorologically through the first week of February. A more zonal flow will dominate over the next several days, keeping us calm and dry here in WABBLES. With it, we’ll see the return of some unseasonably warm weather, with highs potentially in the high-50s by February 6th through the 8th. We can make it, friends! Just a little longer until warmer, drier, prettier February weather!

What Else is Going On Out There?

Well, I’m glad you asked! Since the weather is taking a quick break from our immediate vicinity, I thought it would be cool to show you guys a taste of what our friends in New England will be dealing with this week. And if you feel a little bit more grateful for our 40 degrees and sunshine afterward… well, that’s on you, not me.

Lingering Chill, Icy Beginning to February
Yup. That’s an arctic blast! (PivotalWeather)

Beginning this Friday, a huge blast of arctic air will be sweeping down out of Canada to share the winter love with our Northeastern pals. Those in the most extreme northern parts of Maine will see temperatures near or below 30 degrees below zero, and that’s without the wind chill values! Suddenly, our lingering chill doesn’t seem so bad, huh? Listen, if you ever get to feeling bad about OUR weather situation, it might do you some good to look yourself in the mirror and say, “At least I don’t live in New England.” You’re welcome!

Closing Remarks

That’s about everything we’ve got for you, WABBLES! Take it easy on the roads out there this morning; not just because we said so, but because it might mean the difference between an uneventful drive to work or a messy car accident. If you’re a fan of the cooler weather, enjoy some of this lingering chill before temps start perking back up again this weekend. If you’re not, then at least you’ve got something to look forward to! Linked below are our socials as always, so feel free to give us a follow on Twitter or the ‘Gram if you don’t already. Talk to you later, friends!