Are you in desperate need of a warm-up? Well, I've got some good news. I've been mentioning this warmer pattern for about a week now, and the models are still on track!
The long-range weather models have been consistently showing a warmer weather pattern change for the middle of next week, beginning around the 19th.
Take a look at the numbers below. This is from the 16-day GFS weather model, showing a significant warm spell from the 19th to the 22nd. The model is showing 60s, but this model output is often conservative. If this warm-up happens, 70s could be possible.
Above is the GFS on February 19th. Look at the major warm-up east of the Rocky Mountains!
The European weather model is backing up the GFS with a similar warming trend, at the same time. When both of the models agree, that adds confidence to the long-range forecast. More hope!
While the warm temperatures will be nice, we may have to pay with wetter weather. This could turn into an aggressive weather pattern. Strong warm-ups, may come with strong storms. Will March come in like a lion?
Always also keep in mind, this is a long-range outlook, and highly subject to change.