Good Wednesday, folks. The big change blew into town Tuesday, and now we get ready for true winter weather to take control of the pattern. It grows colder over the next few days, but the focus is on the increasing snow chances, with the first coming this weekend.
Let us begin with Wednesday. Highs will be in the 40- to 45-degree range for many as winds make it feel even colder.
A weak cold front drops in on Thursday, knocking highs down into the low and mid 30s. Wind chill temps will be deep into the 20s for most of the day. There isn’t much moisture with this system, but I can’t rule out a few snowflakes flying around.
Friday is a cold day with upper teens to start and upper 20s and low 30s for highs.
The Saturday clipper is likely to be a light snow maker to much of our region. The European model continues to get a better handle on this feature with each run:
That can put down an inch or two into parts of our region. The same can be said for the GFS:
I will be curious to see if this trends a little stronger as we get closer… That’s usually how the models handle clippers. All I can say is, we have the potential for a light accumulation of snow Saturday into Saturday night. 🙂
Gusty winds and a blast of cold combine to produce single digit wind chills beyond this by Sunday morning:
I haven’t been shy about beating the winter weather drum from this weekend through next week and beyond. This is a deep trough with several snow systems working through here next week:
It’s amazing at how consistent the pattern continues to show on the models. This is just a harsh stretch of winter weather for the eastern half of the country:
Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.