A wild ride for the weekend

Good Wednesday, folks. We’ve made it to the middle of the week, and the downhill ride is going start milder but looks to turn wilder as we hit the weekend and early next week. A little bit of everything is on the way.

Let’s start with where we are now.

Highs today will top out in the mid to upper 30s as sunny skies return. Winds will be gusty, making it feel colder than it really is.

Those winds will turn milder Thursday with highs going toward the low 50s.  Some clouds will increase, and there is the smallest chance of  a late-day shower. The greatest chance of showers will come  Friday, as a cold front works into the region.

This front is expected to stall out, and that will allow for a weekend storm system that rolls from southwest to northeast. This will bring heavy rain and even some thunderstorms to our region. Check out the impressive rainfall totals from the GFS:

GFS Rain

That could cause some high water for some areas. Winds will be gusty during that time and could top 30 to 40 mph.

There’s a lot of “w0w” with the temps. Readings will hit the 60s for many areas, and 70 is possible in the southeast. That all comes crashing down in just a few hours:

GFS 2

We go from 20 to 30 degrees above normal this weekend to 10 to 20 degrees below normal early next week.

Check out the arctic shots lining up on the European Ensembles:

Euro 2

Have a great day and take care.

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