Good Thursday to one and all. Bitterly cold temps are back to start the day, but things are looking even colder as we roll into the start of 2018. Our New Year’s weekend will also feature some snow chances showing up.
Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Single digit temps with below zero wind chills are with us to start your Thursday. Highs hit the 20s this afternoon with some clouds rolling in. There’s even a chance for a few flurries to show up this evening.
We are seeing the European Model trending more toward the GFS with the evolution of the weekend setup. Here it is for late Friday into Saturday:
It then tries to follow that up with our southern system by New Year’s Eve…
Just yesterday, that system didn’t really exist on the Euro.
The new GFS is in and ups the ante for snows from both systems. Here’s the late Friday into Saturday setup…
The New Year’s Eve system had been trending way south, but is just coming back by a smidge:
That’s still pretty disjointed, but it’s something to watch for. Given the arctic temps in place, any moisture would be maximized.
Bitterly cold air comes in and lasts through next week. There’s also a sharp dip in the jet stream showing by the middle of the week…
The sharper the trough, the better the chance of a bigger storm in the east.
Have a great Thursday and take care.