Good Thursday, folks. Our weekend is just around the corner, and things are looking very interesting. We have a strong storm system ready to blast into the region, bringing everything from strong storms to the chance of some snowflakes.
Before we get to that system, we have a chilly wind blowing out there Thursday. Skies will feature a mix of clouds and sun, with highs in the 40s.
The arrival of our weekend storm has been pushed back a few hours, with the bulk of the action coming Saturday. Watch how this system really cranks up across the Great Lakes:
We might see a low-topped line of strong thunderstorms racing across the region Saturday. With our without the storms, we will have a high-wind threat. Gusts of 40 mph to 50 mph will be possible:
This storm is just getting to within the range of the NAM, and the model is showing a little wraparound mix of rain and snow developing late Saturday evening:
The GFS ensembles keep spitting out the chance of a few snowflakes in the east for Sunday:
Thanksgiving week is likely to throw additional cold shots our way, with the next shot arriving by the busy travel day Wednesday:
That’s a cold look, with more cold likely showing up later Thanksgiving weekend. Could we get some snowflakes to go along with that? That’s at least a possibility.
Have a great Thursday and take care.