All eyes on Christmas week

Good Friday, everyone. The weekend before Christmas is upon us and the weather is looking ok for the most part. The weather for Christmas week is looking much more active and that will give us the chance for some snow for the big day.

Let’s start with the precious present. Clouds will be tough to break out there today, but a few rays of sunshine will be possible into the afternoon hours. Highs today will be back in the mid and upper 30s.

Our weekend system continues to trend weaker and farther south for Saturday. It may get just close enough for a few morning flakes in some areas. That doesn’t look to be a big deal at all.

Moisture will begin to roll back in by Monday with some showers on the increase. This leads us into a BIG system taking shape for the days leading up to Christmas.

The idea of a deepening storm from the Ohio Valley into the Great Lakes still shows up on several of the models. The new version of the GFS shows a wicked, wicked storm for millions of Americans…

GFS 3

That drops the barometric pressure with that storm to 965mb by Christmas morning. WOW! Talk about a HUGE wind maker!

That’s a scenario that would put snow on the ground around and cause blowing snow with winds greater than 40mph. Of course… that is IF that model were to verify.

The UKMET goes out to Christmas Eve morning and appears to be going in a similar direction with a storm lifting northward across the Ohio Valley.

The GFS Ensembles show a huge storm developing a just to our northeast…

GFS 2  The regular run of the soon to be defunct GFS is even trying to go toward the deeper solution…

GFS

It is still likely too progressive with things, but even that run would give us very windy weather with rain to snow and snow showers and squalls through Christmas morning.

Have a great Friday and take care.

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