Gusty winds ahead of another front

Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s another super-windy day taking shape, as we track another clipper across the Ohio Valley. This all comes from an active pattern that’s threatening to get super active as we inch closer to Christmas.

Highs Wednesday might hit 40 on a gusty southwesterly wind. Those gusts could reach 40 mph at times by evening:

Our clipper brings accumulating snow to our north into Indiana and Ohio, and it could bring some flurries or snow showers in here early Thursday:

A system moving across the region Friday tries to get going, but it appears to be having trouble getting its act together. This might be because of a bigger system pushing it along. That rolls in by Saturday night and Sunday with rain:

This takes us into the week leading up to Christmas. The overall pattern across North America is going to try to take temps to the extreme. Bitterly cold air is going to move into the country by Christmas weekend, while the far Southeast sees toasty temps. Given the extreme temps, forget about using operational computer models. They might show us with temps at zero on one run then 60 for the following run.

Let’s try some good old-fashioned pattern recognition and see how things evolve. Here’s the possible setup for the long Christmas weekend into early Christmas week:

We will continue to watch that as we get closer. Have a great day and take care.

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