Good Wednesday everyone. A taste of spring weather is in store for the our region today as readings head into the 60-65 degree range. This is ahead of another wet weather maker that ushers in much colder air for the end of the week and weekend. All of this continues to be part of a gradual pattern change as we head closer to Christmas.
A warm front is surging northward through the tri state early today and will have a few showers along it. Skies will quickly become partly to mostly sunny as mild air really takes over. Readings in the 60s are likely for many areas.
A stout cold front moves in late tonight into Thursday and will produce widespread rain and even a rumble of thunder. Locally heavy rains will be likely with some areas picking up more than an inch of water. Winds are going to really crank up as the front rolls in from the west.
I still expect the boundary to check up across Tennessee as a wave of low pressure works northeastward along it. The GFS Ensembles have been rock solid with this scenario...
That's a very cold rain for Friday for many and it's awfully close to spitting out a mix for some areas by Friday evening and night.
We continue to watch the huge cutoff low forecast to develop over the southwestern part of the country over the next few days. The models are still trying to figure out when and how this thing comes out.
The GFS Ensembles aren't very impressed with whatever storm it produces...
The GFS is bullish on one storm cutting into the Ohio Valley, while another low forms along the east coast...
Don't put much stock in what ANY model shows with this system as they will change a lot over the next several days.
The weather heading into Christmas Weekend actually looks interesting and that's something for us to tackle in the coming days. The whole pattern looks to be changing toward a colder one for the eastern half of the country from Christmas week into the final week of the year. You can see that below...
Euro Ensembles Day 10 500mb Heights
PSD Ensembles 500mb Heights for Christmas
Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.
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