Tracking a late-week cold shot

Good Wednesday, folks. We continue to see our thermometers running on the chilly side of things, but later this week might turn downright cold. That’s from the first of two systems likely to affect our weekend weather.

Before we get to them, we are still fighting some clouds and isolated showers out there now. Highs Wednesday will generally range from the mid 40s to near 50 for many areas. The most likely chance of showers is across the south and southeast and comes early in the day:

Thursday is a windy day, with highs in the 50- to 55-degree range. The gusty winds are ahead of a moisture-starved cold front arriving Thursday night. That front then introduces colder air for Friday.

Check out the numbers from the NAM:

That’s a very cold look, with wind chills making it feel even colder. High school football playoff games will be frigid, with readings in the upper 20s to near 30.

Lows by Saturday morning will probably drop into the low 20s in some of our traditional cold spots. Afternoon highs are near 50, with gusty winds and an increase in clouds. Those clouds are ahead of a cold rainmaker for Sunday:

As we look toward the days leading up to Thanksgiving, we find a pattern trying to load up with cold shots from western Canada and Alaska. This is where some really cold air is currently building up, and the GFS ensembles want to drain some of that into the states:

Maybe a cold turkey this year? Hmmm.

Have a great day and take care.

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