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January Thaw Next Week

This is the 6-10 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for Jan. 18-22.  We’ve got a big January thaw coming next week with temperatures heading into the 40s pretty much from Monday through Friday.  It’s certainly possible that some spots could touch 50 a time or two.  The warmer than average air will cover just about everyone east of the Rockies.  Since Dec. 1, Grand Rapids is averaging 1.4 deg. cooler than average and that should be erased by the warm air next week.  The trend should be for colder air and more snow toward the end of…