Good Thursday to one and all. We have a bit of a break from the worst of the winter weather out there. This isn’t going to last long, as another arctic front slams through later Friday. That could set the stage for a much bigger system to affect the region by late this weekend.
Highs Thursday will range from the low to middle 20s with a mix of sun and clouds.
Clouds will quickly fill in Thursday night and early Friday as the arctic front edges closer. This front should have a wave of low pressure along it, and that is likely to bring a swath of light snow into the region. The NAM future radar for Friday and Friday evening:
The same model fires up the Lake Michigan snow shower/squall machine for Saturday:
The forecast for late Sunday and early next week continues to be one to keep a close eye on. A storm system is likely to develop and work across the Tennessee Valley. That system then is likely to turn the corner and ride up the Appalachian Mountains.
Many of the latest forecast models show a powerful storm winter storm developing out of this. The European model:
Two other models I look at show some very interesting looks. Check out the JMA:
The UKMET has an even wilder look: