A calm weekend before another storm

Good Friday, everyone. The weekend is just about to kick off and things are looking chilly but nice. You should take full advantage of the nice weather, because another huge storm system will affect our weather early next week.

Highs Friday will reach the upper 40s to low 50s under partly sunny skies. Winds will be a factor, with gusts to 30 mph possible. Temps drop quickly into the 30s Friday evening before settling into the upper 20s and low 30s by Saturday morning.

Saturday and Sunday will feature sunny skies and highs again in the upper 40s and low 50s.

The storm early next week will be a slow mover with the potential for strong storms, heavy rain and gusty winds:

GFS 2That could get ugly, especially with rainfall totals like these:

GFSMuch colder air follows that, with the potential for a second storm system developing next weekend. That might start off a wintry run of weather across much of the central and eastern part of the country into Thanksgiving week. Check out the European Ensembles:

Euro

Euro 2

The final winter forecast from the JAMSTEC is out and continues to show the same thing that it has shown for the past several months:

JMA 1

That seasonal model shows areas from the plains to the Mid-Atlantic and points south with a colder than normal winter ahead.

Make it a fantastic Friday and take care.

GFS Blocking Blocking 3 GFS 2 Blocking 2

 

 

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