Plunging Temperatures...but only for one day

After a deep cold sets in tonight, we'll get back to mid-season form soon enough.

Good Monday morning to one and all... Getting a little frosty for ya? Well, tonight should be bringing frost for real. Check out this plunging cold front that is invading during the day:

So I guess I'm still learning how to line up text lines ;-) (I don't think I'll get it, so bear with me). This cold front brings in the kind of direct-from-Canada cold weather we should have been seeing more regularly in March, but we do moderate a bit after Tuesday morning...Here's a look at how the GFS is modeling temperatures:

Tuesday AM Lows Wednesday AM Lows

That 21° number in at Elkins is a little shock to the system, and should also be taken as a word of caution for folks who live down in the sheltered valleys. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for much of our area, and the threat of sub-freezing temperatures is very real Tuesday morning. If anyone's planted anything early and or brought some potted plants out, best protect them or bring them back inside.

Here's two maps of what to watch (I'll highlight them here from the usual suite of tracker tools):

Current Temperatures Freeze Watches (Pink)
Current Temperatures Active NWS Warnings

 The mountains would clearly also be under-the-gun for the sub-freezing weather, but technically their growing season hasn't begun yet (this sort of thing only goes up if people are actually trying to grow things).

Speaking about growing things...the next arrival of rain looks to hold off until Wednesday (under a decidedly warmer environment):

GFS - Wednesday PM CMC - Wednesday PM

The CMC wants to limit the amount of southward progression of showers, but I suspect everyone should be getting in at least a little piece (more toward the GFS).

At least the threat of severe weather takes a bit of a break across the country today, but that will probaby change later on this week.

Enjoy your radars, and enjoy the rest of your Monday :-)

 

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

 See you again soon!

-B

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