Arctic blasts ahead

Good Thursday to one and all. We continue to track some big time changes heading our way over the next several days. These changes will lead us into a very wintry patter for our region, and for much of the country.

Before we get to that point, we have a shower maker ready to roll across the commonwealth. Showers develop in the west this evening and push across the rest of the state into Friday. It’s not going to be a lot of rain and we will likely have some breaks in the action.

The models continue to try and figure out the weekend system, but we are likely seeing a deepening system spinning across the eastern Ohio Valley. Here’s the European Model showing rain for Saturday with some snow sweeping in by Sunday morning…

Euro

Snow showers and flurries would then continue on that run into Sunday afternoon as temps drop through the 20s.

The arctic front then shows up by Tuesday evening…

Euro 2

That delivers another strong shot of arctic air behind it into the middle and end of next week. The European Model does put some snow down with those two systems…

Euro 3

The latest indicies show massive blocking taking place over the next few weeks. These forecast numbers are similar to some of the numbers we say in recent winters. The Arctic Oscillation forecast is off the charts negative…

AO

Throw in a big ridge across the west coast and a strongly negative NAO…

NAOAnd you can get some wicked winter weather across the country right on through February. The forecast blocking is VERY impressive!

Enjoy your Thursday and take care.

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