Good Friday everyone and welcome to the weekend. This will be the coldest air of the young winter season that settles in for the next couple of days. It's likely to get started off with some light snow and furry action later this evening and overnight.
The cold front will arrive on the scene this evening and we will see clouds and a breeze on the increase out ahead of it. Temps today will spike up into the 40s with a few sprinkles possible just ahead of the front.
Post frontal flurries and some light snow will then kick in as the cold sweeps into town. Those flakes will be gone early Saturday and MAY put down a little sugar coating in a few spots.
Let's follow the action...
The rest of the weekend is a cold one with lows dipping into the upper teens and low 20s. Highs Saturday will stay in the low and mid 30s and rebound into the upper 30s and low 40s by Sunday.
There is another weak system that moves in late Tuesday and early Wednesday bringing us the chance for a few showers. We get a weak front slipping through Tuesday night and this may have enough cold air for a flake or two early Wednesday.
That's when we turn our attention toward a big plains storm that gets going late Wednesday and Thursday. That deepens as it heads into the western Great Lakes and would cause showers to break out around here. This deep storm should also unleash some of the deep cold in Canada and send it southward into much of the country by next weekend.
Take note of that system hanging back across the southwestern states as several of the latest model runs show that coming out and turning into a big storm across the east. The GFS Ensembles have shown this signal for a while now.
That's something to keep an eye on as we go forward.
Wondering about the weather as we head closer to Christmas? The Canadian Ensemble mean shows a ridge up the west coast with a nice trough across the eastern half of the country...
That would ensure we would have cold air across the region into Christmas weekend. Keep dreaming about that White Christmas and let's see if we can make it two in a row.
Have a fantastic Friday and take care.