Enjoy the reprieve from winter weather. The 12z run of the GFS model says it won’t last long.

After highs in the 50s this weekend and perhaps even getting to 60 at some point during the first half of next week, the GFS brings back winter by Feb. 4. No real winter storm threat on the long-range GFS, but the cold air certainly returns. 

It’s just one run of one model, but it certainly lines up with what we know is likely to be true — and that is that winter isn’t done. After a reshuffling of the deck, it seems probable that we plunge back into a winter pattern…the biggest question is when that pattern will actually set up.