Good Thursday, folks. We have another cold front pushing through the region early in the day, bringing colder wind for the next few days. These winds may spit out a few festive snowflakes, but nothing substantial is expected.
From here, the pattern starts to become much more active, and that could lead to an increased threat of wintry weather leading up to Christmas.
Before we get to that, let’s track the possibility of a few snowflakes Thursday:
Highs will generally be in the low and middle 30s Thursday and Friday, when a few more flurries might be noted.
Saturday looks really good, with partly sunny skies and highs well into the 40s.
Our next system comes at us in two parts, with the first bringing in chilly showers Sunday:
The next one comes out late Monday and Tuesday and taps a much colder setup behind it:
Behind that, the GFS continues to bring in the winter charge as we head toward the end of next week and into the start of Christmas weekend:
Here’s the animated version of the GFS that goes through the rest of the Christmas holiday:
That’s a lot of arctic cold showing up:
The GFS ensembles show very cold air during the same period. Here’s the five-day temperature departures in Celsius:
That certainly looks a lot like the map I made a few days ago:
Have a great Thursday and take care.