A cold pattern ahead

Good Wednesday, folks. The pattern developing across the eastern half of the country looks like one straight out of winter. It’s one that turns us much colder than normal and may throw a few flakes our way.

Before these systems arrive, we have a fast-moving light shower maker rolling through today:

The next system arrives late Thursday into Friday as low pressure works just to our south and east. That brings a cold rain into the region, with snow just to our north. As that low passes by, northwesterly winds my spit out a few snowflakes Friday night or Saturday morning:

The GFS is showing the best chance for a few flakes across the mountains of eastern Kentucky:

Very cold air hangs into Saturday with highs struggling into the upper 30s and low 40s.

The signal for a winter looking storm system for early next week continues to show up. The European Model is brining arctic air into the eastern half of the country as low pressure works from the deep south and up the east coast. That could bring snow to our region:

Here’s the European Model snow map from now through the middle of next week:

The GFS isn’t quite making the complete phase of the storm, but is still showing some decent early season winter weather:

The GFS snow forecast through next week:

Lows next week may drop into the teens, with wind chills that are even colder. The cold air is highly anomalous for this time of year and it is almost always accompanied by, at least, some early season snow chances.

Make it a great day and take care.

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