Another wild temperature week begins

Good Monday, everyone. We are dealing with a seasonal start to the week, but our wild roller-coaster ride of temperatures is about to return. This will be complete with the potential for air cold enough for some snowflakes, and air warm enough to flirt with record highs.

Nothing like a little more extreme to get the weather juices flowing. 🙂

Seasonally chilly air settles in Monday, with lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s.

Tuesday will find us watching two systems trying to hook up and become a big storm system. “Trying” being the key word in that sentence. Although much closer together on the models, they are miss just to our south and east. Here’s the GFS:


That’s a “close but no cigar” scenario that produces only some snow showers and flurries around here. The same can be said for the Canadian:


After a brief cold snap behind that system, temps will take off again by Friday and will last through the upcoming weekend. This happens as a big ridge of high pressure develops across the eastern half of the country, as a deep trough develops in the west. Eventually, that trough rolls east and replaces the ridge:


Record high temps in the 70s are possible next weekend, if that plays out as forecast.

As the cold air comes back into play, it could spawn some big time storm systems. Those show up well and take on more of a winter look:


With such extreme setups come extreme events, and we will be mindful of that going forward.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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