More winter weather ahead

Good Monday to one and all. Our week is off and running on a bitterly cold note and we have more winter weather on the way. At least three winter weather makers look to roll through the region between now and the end of the weekend.

Let’s begin with today. Temps start in the single digits with below zero wind chills. A few thermometer readings go below zero in the north. Skies will be partly cloudy with temps in the upper teens north to upper 20s south by the afternoon.

Temps rebound on Tuesday as a modified arctic front moves in from the west. Heavy rain develops just ahead of this front and works from west to east Tuesday night and Wednesday. Temps will drop roughly 20 degrees within an hour or so of the front passing. That may set us up for another flash freeze. Widespread precipitation is occurring behind this front and that’s in the form of freezing rain/sleet to snow. The potential is there for another round of significant winter weather Wednesday into Thursday, especially if a wave of low pressure develops along that slow-moving front.

An arctic front then sweeps in here behind that on Friday, possibly bringing a swath of arctic snows across the state. Another system will then follow that up Saturday and Sunday and has the potential to dig even more and tap some Gulf moisture and throw it into the arctic air in place.

Watch all three of those showing up…

New GFS

GFS

This continues to be an absolutely frigid and wintry setup that is locking in for the long haul. The coldest air relative to normal for the next month is right on top of the region. Here’s the next 30 days from the European weeklies…

The seasonal CFS model is also locked into the cold.

The rest of January…

February

The first week of March

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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