Tracking a late week shot of winter

Good Tuesday, everyone. Our big storm system is finally pulling away, with better weather coming up for the next few days. That changes later this week as some real deal December air moves our way. Will that continue into Christmas week?

A cold front arrives late Wednesday and allows for temps to spike ahead of it. Showers move in late in the day, with winds increasing, too. A wave of low pressure develops along the front with a cold rain into Thursday morning. Temps Thursday then drop as the day wears on and a few flurries could fly by the evening.

A northwesterly flow is likely to give us some flurries or out-and-out snow showers on Friday:

GFS 2The GFS even tries to indicate an evening rooftop dusting:

GFS 3Friday into Saturday are cold with wind chills coming into play. That begins to pull away later Sunday into early next week as rain quickly arrives Monday. This will be a system ahead of what may turn out to be a huge storm from Wednesday through Christmas Day. It’s one that can give us a lot of wind and rain, and the potential for a switch to winter weather behind it:

GFSThe temps associated with this storm could be pretty awesome to track. We could spike back into the 60s ahead of this thing with very cold air diving in behind it. Check out this map from the GFS to start Christmas Eve day:

GFS TEMPS 1As I said, that’s awesome to see!

The models continue to indicate a very active southern branch of the jet stream over the next few weeks. Look at the GFS rain forecast:

GFS RainMake it a great day and take care.

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