Good Tuesday to one and all. The wild weather of late got even wilder early Monday with the biggest snowfall of the winter. Many areas picked up close to 6 inches of wet snow and that even caused a few power outages. That snow will melt away today as much milder air moves back in.
That mild air is being pushed in by a southwesterly wind and this will boost temps into the 50s under mainly sunny skies. Even milder temps move in on Wednesday. Take a look at the numbers from the NAM:
Mid 60s are a good bet by Wednesday with more sunshine. This nice weather will go a long way in helping with the cleanup from Friday’s deadly tornadoes.
The good weather doesn’t look to last very long. The setup for the end of the week will feature a slow moving upper low across the plains states. This low will combine with a dip in the jet stream across the Great Lakes to funnel moisture northward out of the Gulf of Mexico. This may lead to rounds of showers and thunderstorms that can put down heavy rain totals. Here’s a look at the hefty numbers coming from the GFS:
That is something we will need to keep a close eye on as it could be a prolonged event.
Have a great Tuesday and take care.