This cold stretch of weather will eventually come to an end by Tuesday of next week. Afterwards, a persistent pattern will develop for the rest of the month. Temperatures will remain mild with no chance for rain in the foreseeable future. On the flip side, the eastern third of the United States will encounter an extended period of cold weather to finish January. You can spot the trends on the maps below.
A series of fast-moving storm systems will bring some rain to our area for the next week. Showers are possible this afternoon and into tonight. Another chance for rain arrives Thursday, though it doesn't look like a lot. A stronger storm system could bring a more substantial rain next Sunday.