Extended Outlook For Southern California - Thursday, 1/26 to Wednesday, 2/8

Southern California is headed towards an extended period of dry and mild weather. We could see some clouds and a few sprinkles next Tuesday into Wednesday, otherwise, we should stay dry through the first week of February. The average high temperature is 66 for San Diego in late January. I'm expecting our highs to remain near or above this for the next two weeks. In addition, several days will have highs climbing into the mid and upper 70s.

Things are looking pretty grim this rain season. You can see on the map below that most of the state is well below normal for rainfall this season.

Temperatures have been cooler than normal along the coast for most of rain season, but it has been very warm inland.

The upper-level weather pattern might become more favorable for rain by the middle of February, unless we get stuck in a blocking pattern. I have embedded my analysis in the maps below (click to enlarge).

Update On Possible Mid-Atlantic Snow

As expected, the ECMWF has shifted the snow off the coast on Sunday. It will probably flip-flop over the next couple days, so it is still worth watching.

First Real Snow For Mid-Atlantic?

This is only one run of the ECMWF, and it is still very far away (things will change), but...

This looks extremely interesting for next Sunday: