Good Monday, everyone. We are coming off one of he ugliest weather weekends I can ever remember around here. Things can only get better from here, right? Well, yes and no. Temps are going to warm up, but the soggy setup remains.
Temps today will surge toward the 60s on a strong southwesterly wind. Scattered showers will also be possible through the afternoon, but rounds of showers and storms kick in later this evening.
Additional showers and thunderstorms will be around into Tuesday as temps stay in the 60s for highs.
We may catch a chilly break on Wednesday, but more showers and thunderstorms work in later Thursday and Friday.
We continue to watch this pattern evolve toward another back loaded winter. One of the cool ways to illustrate this change is to look at the 500mb anomalies for the next 10 days on the European Model. Watch how the big warm ridge across the USA gets pushed north into Canada. As it does so it strengthens into a healthy block allowing bowling ball winter systems to roll eastward across the country:
That first massive cutoff low blows up across the region about a week from now. Watch how the surface low rapidly deepens toward the northwest:
Here’s a different look at that storm system:
Cutoffs like that can produce some very extreme weather and that is something we will be mindful off as we go through the next week.
Have a great Monday and take care.