Tracking a weekend cold front

Good Thursday, folks. After a couple of typical mid-January days, it’s back to some above-normal temps as we inch closer to the weekend. It’s during the weekend that another cold front moves across our part of the world.

Highs Thursday are in the 40s in most areas, with a mix of sun and clouds. Those numbers really climb on Friday, with highs reaching 55 to 60 on a strong southwesterly wind.

The cold front moving in this weekend will bring gust showers by Saturday afternoon. Those continue into Sunday as our temps drop back toward January levels:

Gusty showers give way to cold air coming in behind that system for late Sunday and early next week. This is being pushed by a deep trough diving into the country by next Thursday and Friday:

That’s a strong storm signal along a true arctic front moving into the region as we say hello to February.

This is one mega temperature drop within 24 hours:

This early February flip back to a harsh winter setup comes from a major blocking event in the eastern Pacific into Alaska:

Combine that with a negative arctic oscillation and you can get some major cold back into the country. You can see that continuous supply setting up on the ensembles:

Make it a great Thursday and take care.

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