Winter returns this week

Good Monday, everyone. We have some big weather changes ahead of us over the next few days. This will lead us into a prolonged period of winter as we close out February and roll into March.

Skies will be partly sunny Monday, with readings near 50 degrees. Clouds will increase during the afternoon and evening.

A powerful storm will move our way Monday night and Tuesday. Widespread rain and thunderstorms will develop as winds really increase. Gusts of 40 mph or more will be likely as cold air wraps in here from the west and southwest:

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Cold air will be funneled in from the northwest as snow develops by late Tuesday and Wednesday. A strong northwesterly wind flow will mean a continuous stream of widespread snow showers and squalls through the weekend. The GFS puts snow on the ground through Friday:

GFS Snowfall

Gusty winds and cold air might  make this the harshest period of the winter across our region. As a matter of fact, that cold air deepens over the weekend:

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And check out the European Model for March 6:

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Have a great day and take care.

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