Late January can offer up some nasty weather but the last day of this month and the first day of February looks sunny. It will be a bit chilly on Saturday with highs only in the 40s during the afternoon. By Super Bowl Sunday highs should reach well into the 50s with sunny skies. I remember one year when I was in college the high temperature on Super Bowl Sunday never got out of the teens. Now that was a cold day for eastern North Carolina. The average high for the first day of February is 54° so we'll be in the ballpark of normal this Sunday.
So far we've had a fairly normal winter across the area. Most of us have received our average yearly snowfall with three to five inches being reported by last week's storm. I don't see any much snow in our immediate future but I've made several hints that we will likely see another chance before the winter is over. The weather pattern is starting to look fairly chilly and stormy for the last half of February and early March. Some of you may remember some big snows that have happened during that time of year. It is interesting that some of our largest snowfalls have occurred at the end of winter. The March 1980 snow brought nearly two feet along with drifts five to ten feet high in many places. Every now and then someone asks me if that could happen again. My answer is as follows, "If the weather produced it before, it can and likely will do it again." The problem is I can't tell you when that will happen. For true snow lovers it can't happen fast enough.