Watching the weekend and beyond

Good Wednesday to one and all. We’re getting ready to head into a very cold pattern across much of the country over the next few weeks. This air doesn’t arrive until late this weekend and might bring some snow with it.

In the near term, we have another nice day going on across our region. Highs will hit the 40s as high clouds increase. Those clouds are ahead of a rainmaker moving in late Thursday and Friday. There’s a chance that some of that starts out in frozen form before temps rise.

This sets the stage of our frigid pattern to develop.

The first system to watch comes this weekend as a blast of arctic cold moves in. The models continue to try to get a handle on what to do with a storm system developing along this boundary late Saturday and Sunday. There is a lot of energy diving through the base of our trough, and that’s leading to the models trying to figure out which energy piece to key in on.

The latest Canadian:

Canadian

You can see how disjointed it is with the precipitation shield as it has a couple of systems battling it out. That still manages to put down a light snowfall:

Canadian 2

The European Model is also trying to figure out what it wants to do with this system:

Euro

The European Ensembles Mean has a more consolidated low farther west into the Appalachian Mountains by Sunday:

Euro 3

The arctic blast coming in behind this by the middle of next week is a strong one:

Euro 2

That will probably be accompanied by an arctic wave that produces some snow around here.

Make it a great day and take care.

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