Arctic front ready to move in

Good Wednesday to one and all. It’s the middle of the week and we are tracking an arctic front into the region. This will set the stage for very cold air for the rest of the week, and it is likely to kickoff a cold pattern with wintry threats.

Ahead of this front Wednesday, cloud and winds will increase with highs of 40 to 45  mph in many areas. The front moves in overnight with a few flurries behind it.

The cold takes hold as we get deeper into Thursday, with readings dropping into the upper 20s and low 30s. With a northwesterly wind, some snow flurries might fly all the way into Friday. Highs then should stay in the 20s, but gusty winds will make it feel much colder.

The late weekend system continues to trend colder as we get closer. The GFS is now giving us a decent shot of wintry weather:

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Notice how the GFS snowfall forecast has shifted farther south with this:

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The European model is also trending less amplified with this system:

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Speaking of the European model, it’s backing up the GFS and all the ensembles with the arctic air for next week. It shows a couple waves of snow coming into to the region:

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The surface temperature anomalies for the middle and end of next week are insane:

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Have a great day and take care.

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