Watching a half and half weekend ahead

Good Thursday, everyone. We have a bit of a mild up on the way to the bluegrass state over the next couple of days. Sunny skies will join the touch of milder air as we roll into the start of the weekend. While the start is nice, that doesn’t mean it’s going to end the same way.

Let’s start with our day after Christmas forecast. A snow flurry or two will fly around early today, but the sun returns by the afternoon. Highs today will only be in the middle 30s for many.

We hit the 40-45 degree range on Friday and may push 50 by Saturday as winds really crank up. A few clouds will roll in during the afternoon hours and those clouds may produce some showers by Sunday.

Those drops of rain will come from a system rolling up the east coast. As rain falls, so to will the temps as a arctic front dives in from the northwest:

GFS

The air behind that front is COLD! Check out the blast that goes all the way to the Gulf of Mexico:

GFS 2

That gives us teens for lows and highs in the 20s for early next week. That setup is also one that can give us a few snow chances as we close out the year and say hello to 2014.

The pattern for the first week of the new year is shaping up to be a very cold one with this setup:

GFS 3Arctic shots should be common and we will have to see if we can get a winter storm to form somewhere across the eastern part of the country.

Enjoy your Thursday and take care.

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