Anomalous cold’s swan song, moderation lies ahead

Welcome to Five Minute Drill, our new segment where we discuss the weather without bias or favoritism on a local, regional, and national scale as the weather suggests. In the week ahead, we’re discussing the movement of bitter cold away from the Northeast states, but the prevalence of a few weak atmospheric disturbances that may lead to wintry precipitation on Monday evening. We touch on where we’ve been over the past few days, why things are changing, and briefly discuss a Northern Plains winter storm later in the week.