A glancing blow from the polar vortex will direct cold air southward
and could raise the chance of snow in the central and eastern United
States toward the middle of January.
The pattern of cold air coming and going will be a theme through January.
According to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "ArcticPolar Vortex to Blast 200 Million People With Arctic Air
air will leave quickly, after giving the Great Lakes and Northeast a
cold shock this week."
Polar vortex or not, cooler air to descend on U.S.Arctic air associated with the polar vortex will lunge into the North
Central United States early next week and will expand southward and
eastward to affect about 200 million people as the week progresses.
Is it back?
What some people are calling the polar vortex, last
winter's favorite whipping boy, will make a rare summer cameo in the
central U.S. next week in what's typically one of the hottest weeks of
Temperatures will be 10 to 30 degrees below average, mainly around the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes.
But since it's July, the weather should actually be quite delightful,
as highs are forecast in the 60s and 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s.
The weather will be cool and cloudy Tuesday for the MLB All-Star Game
at Target Field in Minneapolis, with temperatures likely in the 60s at
game time, dropping into the 50s during the game, according to the National Weather Service.