Seasonable. What does it mean, really?

sea·son·a·ble ˈsēz(ə)nəb(ə)l/ (adjective)

  1. 1. usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year.

In weather terms it generally means "pretty darn close to average".

Weather is all about numbers. Yes, statistics. The statistics are documented and then compiled into 30 year blocks that become the basis for our "normal" or "average".

So, today's "average" high is 34. That means that over the last 30 years, all the highs on January 18th are average out to 34.

This is where we get the "above average" and "below average" vernacular too.

For the rest of the week we'll be using that wonderful term "above average" in regards to the temperatures.

Highs will swing into the upper 30s, then 40s then even near 50 on Monday before falling back to more "average" or "seasonable" highs.

The really cold "below average" air is outta here. For now.


TONIGHT | Mostly clear and seasonably cold. | Upper 10s

FRIDAY | Partly cloudy and mild. Icicle dripping weather. | Upper 30s

SATURDAY | Sun with increasing late day clouds. Mild. | Mid 40s

SUNDAY | Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild. Drizzle possible late. | Mid 40s

MONDAY | Rain likely. Breezy with rain changing to snow showers Monday night. | Around 50

TUESDAY | Mostly cloudy with slight snow shower chance. | Upper 30s

WEDNESDAY | Partly sunny and seasonably cold. Chance flurries. | Mid/Upper 30s

THURSDAY | Partly sunny and seasonably cold. | Upper 30s