Well, the arctic air surely has set up shop across the eastern half of the United States. It’s been so cold that Sunday’s temperatures set record lows all across areas east of the Rockies.
Why is it so cold, even as far south as the panhandle of Florida? Well, you can thank our friend the jet stream for that one. A deep digging trough is allowing all that cold air to just funnel south, even as far south as the Gulf of Mexico.
Not to be the bearer of bad news but we are set for another blast of arctic air by midweek.
This blast won’t be reaching as far as the south and southeast this time but it still isn’t warming up too quickly there. The Great Lakes and Northeast will feel the brunt of the cold blast though.
Before the next hit of frigid air, temperatures will start to thaw out a bit. Still not quite to normal but better than single digits. Enjoy those lovely two days before the bottom falls out again.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Kate Mantych.