Here it comes!

The coldest air of the season is on the way... You'll feel it going out the door this morning. You'll feel it even more in the days ahead.

A good Sunday morning to one and all...

Recall with fondness yesterday's mild temperatures-- because that's the last you'll see of them for a while.

HPC - Surface Map - Sunday

When the clouds roll in above, they will be "cold air cumulus", even arranged in lines as the decreasing temperatures wring all the moisture no longer able to hide as invisible vapor, and turn it into clouds. Don't expect much more than the deepening chill locally, but a few flurries may accompany the cold. The eastern WV mountains (ski slopes) would be places that can expect light accumulations from this. That area of low pressure moving into the Canadian Maritimes is a pretty decent one (anything less than 990mb usually has a 'snowstorm' quality to it in winter).

Prospects For Snow...

Anytime we have a longwave trough aloft cycling in repeated impulses of low pressure at the surface in winter, we can sneak in flurries and snow showers. This is especially true where lake moisture and elevational lifting provides enhancement. None of this should be particularly exciting, except that rainfall is about a nonexistent a possibility as any other time this season.

NAM - Sunday PM NAM - Monday PM NAM - Tuesday AM

You can see those dashed lines funneling through our region each day, which actually helps the chances for flurries. Still, the expectation should be for the mountains moreso than anyone else. The Lake Erie shoreline will see a different story-- I bet some places near there will have Lake Effect snow Warnings for the constant and steadier snow they should see in this same environment. By Tuesday, the -20C line (the pink dashed line) will be in town-- that hasn't happened before this season. This will put single-digit temperatures into the conversation Tuesday and Wednesday morning, while highs will struggle to get into the 20s in the afternoon. Definitely a winter feel to the day.

Those who hate this kind of weather... Take heart, the end of the next week will feature yet another warm-up. But until then, bundle-up!

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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