The only real chance the area has to get to 80 degrees is on Sunday the 1st. A dry cold front will push into the region, during the first week of January, and will usher in "cooler" air. Technically temperatures will be average, with highs near 65 and lows in the lower 40's. It certainly will be a dose of what reality should be, for this time of the winter.
|January 2nd Synoptic Scenario|
|Current Snow Cover|
Any type of precipitation is a long way off, but it is still in the long range forecast. The clash of cold air and unseasonable warm air will create enough of a lift for severe weather, for some portion of the Southeast. The exact location is unclear, as of this point. It should be noted that Florida and North-Central Florida are no strangers to severe weather, during the heart of the winter months.
|January Severe Weather?|
|Severe Weather Outbreak January 2011|