Good Thursday, everyone. Our pattern is taking a turn toward winter over the next few days as a cold front slides to our east. Northwesterly winds behind this front will usher in some snow showers and flurries late Thursday and early Friday.
The action doesn’t really kick in until later Thursday night:
Some coatings will be possible in many areas, with local amounts of an inch possible in the east on Friday morning:
The New Year’s Eve system moves in with mainly rain, with some snowflakes trying to mix in:
That will be followed up by a more potent system late New Year’s Day and and Monday. Gusty winds are likely to usher in showers and thunderstorms during this time. Another round of heavy rain is there for the taking.
After that, the arctic front slams in Tuesday night and Wednesday, with the potential for some snow behind it. The arctic air pouring into the country is the real deal late next week and the following weekend.
Watch the blocking developing overtop of a deepening trough engulfing the entire country:
Those are three-day increments and are incredible to see. With a setup like that, we have to watch for southern stream storm systems working by just to our south and east. The European continues to be all over that:
Snow lovers from the lower Ohio Valley into the Tennessee Valley should be liking this potential.
I leave you with the regional radar to track some late-day snow showers and flurries in from the northwest:
Have a great day and take care.