It’s GOOD to put the snow and frigid temperatures of last week behind us–but wait, we’re already beginning the new week (January 8-14) with snow Monday afternoon into Monday night. Beyond that, however, is a brief January thaw where temperatures may top 50 degrees by the end of this week, before dropping to freezing again.

Freeze-thaw-freeze cycles can often mean rooftop ice dams, and for homeowners, that means water damage and seepage. Check out our feature Tuesday on preventing ice dams from happening, and what you can do if it does.

Monday, Jan. 8:  Temperatures will warm up further on Monday, but still will be below freezing. Meanwhile, sometime in the afternoon or by evening, precipitation from the Midwest will begin to move in, likely in the form of snow–but there is the chance of freezing rain as well. The saving grace is that this will be a quick-moving system with snow only expected to fall somewhere between 3-6 hours. Snow accumulations through Monday night will be around an inch. If the snow happens to move in earlier than expected, schools may dismiss early, but at this time we believe that will not happen. I’ve got more on the chances for an early dismissal the Jackson’s Weather website.

Tuesday, Jan. 9:  Following Monday’s snow, Tuesday’s temperatures will finally surpass the freezing mark, and bring an end to the soon-to-be record-breaking, 13-day stretch of below-freezing temperatures that started on Christmas Day! Expect a high near 40 degrees under partly cloudy skies.

Wednesday, Jan. 10:  Wednesday temperatures will fall back down by a few degrees but at least we’ll still be above freezing. Expect a mix of sun and clouds as high pressure takes control.

Thursday, Jan. 11:  A warm, southerly flow will move in, allowing today to heat up into the mid-40s, which is finally above average. The warm-up will be accompanied by mostly-cloudy skies and dry conditions.

Friday, Jan. 12:  Today will be the warmest day this week, with a forecast high temperature of 50 degrees–yes, I said 50 degrees! It seems too good to be true but we’ll get up to that seemingly-distant mark. Unfortunately, it will be hard to enjoy the warmth thanks to rain showers falling throughout the day.

Saturday, Jan. 13:  Rain showers will continue into our Saturday as the storm system creeps to the east, making little forward progress. Temperatures will also cool back down as colder air intrudes again following the brief January thaw.

Sunday, Jan. 14:  At press time it’s very early to predict, but there is actually the chance for more snow from a coastal storm. But right now, however, I’m forecasting partly-cloudy skies and freezing temperatures to very high uncertainty.

Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.