A hint of winter this week

Good Monday to one and all. It’s the first full week of April, but someone forgot to tell that to Mother Nature. The overall setup is going to look and, at times, feel more like the heart of winter across our part of the world.

It’s a busy pattern loaded with cold fronts, and the first one shows up out there Monday. Gusty winds and a few showers will be noted along this boundary. Track away:

Much colder air comes in behind this front, with readings dropping into the mid- and upper 20s by Tuesday morning. That sets the stage for another hard freeze.

The next system working in for the second half of the week is a monster. This is going to unleash, for the time of year, bitterly cold temperatures. The arrival of all this is likely to be announced Wednesday by high winds and some showers and storms. The simulated radar from the NAM:

NAM

The European model has a similar round of rain and thunder, then has the cold diving in for Thursday:

Euro

From there, a clipper. That’s right, a clipper drops in from the northwest by¬†Friday:

Euro 3

That’s absurd to see in April and should be a snow shower maker across our region.

The air coming in behind this mess continues to look absolutely brutal for this time of year. The GFS keeps showing Lexington reaching the historic teens by Saturday morning:

GFS Temps

Since 1900, there has only been one day with April temps in the teens. Unreal!

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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