The thaw will come to an end soon

One of the unusual things about the recent snow storm that strafed the Midwest is that it wasn’t accompanied by a slug of cold air to make it extra miserable. In fact, nearly a week later, it’s in the mid to upper 40s in the Twin Cities, and in the 60s in places like Washington DC.

Never fear, I have come bearing bad news. It’s going to get cold again, and it will do so as soon as next week. Here is a look at the 8-14 day outlook.

While Washington won’t see temperatures plummet, they will return to normal, while the Upper Midwest will definitely see some crashing temperatures. The interesting thing is that it won’t be on the heels of a big storm in the Plains, but rather a fairly significant developing low in northern Quebec. A very active cold front will develop along that line of above and below temperatures, from Virginia to Houston. More snow is possible in Nashville next week with rain possible in Atlanta.

And cold air for the Twin Cities and Chicago. Very, very cold, once again. Enjoy the warmth while it lasts.