Despite these last few days of December being on the cold side, the month of as a whole will be averaging a few degrees above normal with not much snow.
With the exception of 2 stretches of cold snaps, the month had days where they were far more above normal then those that were on the cold side. Christmas was one of the top 5 warmest with highs at around 62 degrees.
For January, long range meteorologists seeing a colder trend as the jet stream develops a trough, or a dip, across the eastern half of the country.
That will allow the pool of arctic air settled in Northern Canada to move into our area. With the jet in that position, a couple of coastal systems could track south and east of our area
With the cold air in place, some of the storms could potentially dump some snow along the immediate coast as well.
Keeping in mind that we are saying “potentially." As with all coastal storms, not every nor’easter will be a snow event. It all depends on the actual track of the low when one develops.
Keep in mind, that this only an outlook, other long range meteorologists have indicated that January could be on the underwhelming side.
If January’s result does not turn up to what forecasters have predicted, we will still have February to go through.