More wild weather ahead

Good Tuesday to one and all. I warned you this would be a wild weather week and mother nature did not let us down. Hail producing thunderstorms rolled across the region Monday afternoon and evening. That’s just the beginning of our wild weather as we have more on the way as we inch closer to Christmas.

A morning rain or snow shower will be noted today in the north and east as skies clear elsewhere. This clearing will carry us into a mild Wednesday and that’s where the nice ends.

A strong storm will roll from the southern plains into the Great Lakes Wednesday night and Thursday. That will drag a powerful cold front through here and cause our temps to tank. Here’s what I’m expecting:

– Thursday starts with temps in the 50s with showers and some rumbles of thunder.

– Thermometers fall toward freezing from west to east during the afternoon as the front passes. Scattered snow showers and flurries will fill the air during this time.

– Wraparound snow showers and flurries will then take us through the overnight hours and into Friday. You can see the northwesterly flow bringing those snow showers on the GFS Ensembles:

– Highs on Friday will have a tough time cracking the freezing mark for much of the region. Gusty winds will give us a wind chill temp in the teens at times.

– Speaking of the winds… gusts from Thursday into Thursday night may top 40mph.

Chilly temps will stick around through the upcoming weekend and there could be a snow shower or two by Sunday.

The main action looks to come with another big storm developing by Christmas Day into the day after. The models show this to be a system that may have a major disruptive impact on holiday travelers.

That will be fun to follow in the coming days. Make it a great Tuesday and take care.

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