Our November pattern looks cold

Good Monday to one and all. The first week of November is beginning with some better weather pushing into Kentucky. Don’t let this fool you. Things will soon take a walk on the wet side. It could get wintry again by the end of the week. All of this is part of what looks like a cold November taking shape.

Milder air moves in Monday and Tuesday, Election Day, ahead of a wet weather-maker for the middle of the week. A fairly potent storm looks to develop across the eastern part of the country by Thursday. Much colder air comes in behind that and gives us the potential for some snow and rain showers by Thursday night and Friday:

GFSThis is a pretty significant shot of chill that goes all the way into the Deep South:

GFS 3 The air mass isn’t of arctic origin, like what we just had, but it should be marginal enough for some chance of snow. Watch the model temperature forecasts grow colder as we get closer.

Another system looks to dive in over the weekend, with another shot of rain and snow showers:


The European Model also is on board for this cold period:


This is all probably setting the stage for potentially widespread arctic cold engulfing much of the country. Check out the European Ensemble’s temperature departures (in Celsius) for the 5- to 10-day and 10- to 15-day periods:


Euro 2It would appear our Halloween weekend snow and cold might go down as the start of the 2014-15 winter. That’s pretty incredible when you think about it.

Have a great day and take care.

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