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Mild Sunday Before Arctic Air Invades

2 Feb 2020, 11:20 am

The start of February has been a mild one across much of the United States. Thanks to a dominant ridge pattern, temperatures have been sitting 10 to 20 degrees above average this weekend. The ridge is still situated over the central US. This allows for another mild day anywhere from the 4 corners to the Midwest.

Temperatures will be so warm in spots that several records are in jeopardy. Temperatures will get close to 80° in Kansas, making it feel more like summer than the middle of winter.

Don’t get too comfortable in your shorts….winter returns in a BIG way. A nasty blast of arctic air will invade the northern US for the start of the work week. By Wednesday, the cold air seeps all the way south through Texas. Most spots need to be prepared to a 30 to 50 degree temperature drop in 48 hours.

Get your long johns ready! Most spots need to be prepared for a 30 to 50 degree temperature drop in 48 hours.

The cold air quickly takes over the majority of the nation by the middle of the week.

Stay warm and stick with WeatherNation on-air and on social media for chilly updates!

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Viki was born in Stuttgart, Germany and later moved to the United States, where she grew up outside of Chicago. Her love for weather came from spending summers on Lake Michigan. She headed to the Southeast to study marine science and physical oceanography at the University of South Carolina. While at USC, she volunteered as a University Ambassador and tour guide. From there, she headed to the Univ... Load Moreersity of Miami where she completed her Master’s in Atmospheric Science. Before moving to Colorado, Viki worked as a meteorologist in Rockford, IL at WREX-TV.

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