PAST CLIMATE MAPS
Temperatures are favored to average near normal. Precipitation is expected to total drier than normal.
Fair skies are favored over much of the Midwest on Friday, January 1 with light snow expected over the western Dakotas.
Prospects are good for a stretch of sunny weather from Saturday to Wednesday, January 2-6. I suspect temperatures should warm through this period.
Passing snows are expected over Iowa, Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota from Thursday to Sunday, January 7-10. Locally heavy snow totals are possible over Iowa and southern Wisconsin.
Sunny skies and colder temperatures are favored from Monday to Thursday, January 11-14.
Clouds and a passing snow are expected to move over the Midwest from Friday to Monday, January 15-18. Temperatures should warm.
Fair skies and scattered snows are favored from Monday to Saturday, January 19-23. Snow totals should be light with seasonable temperatures.
Sunny skies are expected from Sunday to Wednesday, Jan 24-27. This time period could be the days of a January thaw.
I like the prospect of a nice snowfall to end the month sometime between Thursday and Sunday, January 28-31. Look for the heaviest snow totals over southern Minnesota, Iowa and southern Wisconsin. Temperatures are expected to turn colder.