A gentle Groundhog Day

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s Groundhog Day, and the weather looks pretty calm across our part of the world. Regardless of what our furry forecaster says, the weather over the next few days stays pretty tranquil. All of that looks to change over the weekend and early next week.

In the short term, it’s pretty darn boring. Highs will be in the mid- and upper 30s Thursday and Friday. Just like always, the south and west will be warmer, with highs of 40 to 45. There’s a small chance of some snowflakes to fly at some point Friday.

Super Bowl weekend continues to look pretty good to start, with the potential for some light snow Sunday. That light stuff is looking weaker and weaker, but some light rain and snow mix is possible early on.

The reason that system is so much weaker is because the storm behind it is coming in quicker and stronger. Heavy rains could break out Monday before we get high winds and thunderstorms to sweep in for Tuesday. As the powerhouse storm goes by, temps crash, with some wraparound snows possible Wednesday.

Check out the European model:

Euro

That’s a pretty wicked-looking system that can be a big wind-maker for a lot of people. Here’s a different look at the same storm by Wednesday morning:

Euro 2

So, it’s possible for us to go from thunderstorms to some snow within a 24-hour period, with a surge of arctic air moving in for the rest of the week. Yippee? 🙁

Have a great day and take care.

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