Winter slowly settles back in

Good Thursday, everyone. We have some honest to goodness winter weather pushing into the region. A much colder air mass continues to take over, and this will give us periods of snow showers and flurries.

The action Thursday is fairly scattered, so don’t expect much out of it. Temps will be above freezing and ground temps are pretty warm, so any snowflakes likely won’t stick.

Rounds of snow showers and flurries will come from Friday through Saturday. It’s not going to snow all the time, with minor accumulations a likely bet from time to time. That will especially be true at night.

The greatest chance of widespread accumulating snow comes Sunday and Sunday night. That might cause a few travel problems.

The latest GFS five-day snowfall (not snow depth) map:

GFS snow 2

The operational models are now going right back toward a cold look as we close January and say hello to February. The latest GFS shows a potent little cold front on Wednesday:

GFS

Notice the band of snow showing up behind that front? That seems to be getting a little stronger with each run.

The GFS continues to trend colder and farther south with the big storm system coming:

GFS 2

That continues to match up well with the pattern showing up on the GFS ensembles. They have been showing the Ohio Valley being the target of winter weather and some possible winter storms. The latest run for the next few weeks:

GFS 3

Have a great day and take care.

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