Tracking a late weekend system

Good Saturday to one and all. Frigid temperatures remain on this Saturday as we turn our attention toward another system moving in Sunday. This will bring slightly milder air and mainly rain with it, but arctic air and snow chances return a few days later.

Today starts with mid and upper teens and will end with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s. Clouds will quickly increase late this afternoon as some overrunning moisture starts to develop.

The Hi-Res NAM suggests the northern half of the state could see some snowflakes or sleet at times late tonight and early Sunday:


Beyond that comes arctic air for the middle and end of next week. That’s when we see the GFS continues to see a series of systems working across the arctic front slowly pushing through our region…


There is now a Parallel version of the GFS running. I believe it’s slated to eventually become the main GFS model. It shows much more robust systems along the arctic front:


It will be interesting to see how all this works out. You can clearly see that’s a heck of a big push of arctic air coming into the country… Again. Snow chances will be fine tuned as we get closer and see exactly how all this evolves.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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