Another big storm system ahead

Good Wednesday, everyone. Here’s hoping you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. After a calm weather day today, another big storm system is ready to impact our weather over the next few days. This means a lot of rain and wind for us… Again.

Before we get to that, today looks great for holiday travelers. After a touch of morning fog, skies become partly sunny as highs reach 50-55 in most areas.

As mentioned, the late week storm continues to look like a big wind and rain maker for our region:

A general 1″-2″ of rain may show up and we may even hear some thunder. Winds are going to be a major player and could gust to 50mph or greater from west to east as the front moves through:

Colder air continues to press in here this weekend into early next week as southern stream systems come out. The models aren’t handling these very well, but they’re seeing them:

See all that cold coming in by the middle of next week?

The GFS Ensembles are keying in on the cold shots taking control over the next few weeks:

With the cold shots showing up stronger and stronger, those same Ensembles are seeing more and more snow chances during the same time:

The European Ensembles are singing a similar tune:

It’s interesting to see both Ensembles suggesting snow chances well into the deep south.

Speaking of the Euro Ensembles, the expanded editions from WeatherBell are out and take us through the first few days of February. Here’s the average of the Ensembles:

The single run of the European Control builds a glacier:

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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