Arctic cold takes hold

Good Wednesday, everyone. The arctic front swept across the state in dramatic fashion Tuesday night. Now, we are settling into a pattern that has the look of January, and that includes a lot of arctic air. With the cold taking hold, can we fire up a few snow systems? That’s looking like a decent possibility over the next week.

Highs on Wednesday will range from the upper 30s to low 40s with a mostly cloudy sky. Gusty winds will make it feel as if we’re in the 20s at times.

Current temperatures

Winds

A weak system drops into the area on Thursday and could produce a few snow flurries. Winds will increase as even colder air works in from the northwest. Readings to start Thursday will be in mid-20s and end the day in the mid-30s.

Friday looks even colder, with readings near 20 to start the day and highs of 30 to 35 degrees. Wind chills to start the day might be downright ugly. Look at the wind-chill forecast for Friday morning:

GFS TEMPS 1The weekend will find a system working our way from the southwest. This one has a chance to produce some snow in parts of the region from Saturday night to Sunday. Some of the latest model runs have hinted at some accumulations.

The new version of the GFS is among those models:

GFS

That’s something I will be keeping a close eye on over the next few days. As of now, it’s only a possibility of snow.

Have a great day and take care.

 

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