Good Saturday everyone. The weather pattern over the next week is one we may be able to file under the "wow" category. To say things are looking active would be an understatement as we have the potential for flooding rains... accumulating snows and arctic cold temps over the next week.
Let's start with the high water threat as this could become a serious situation into the first half of next week. This has been a record setting year for rain across much of the region and this fall put a lot of water into the ground and into our streams and rivers.
A stalled out front with areas of low pressure moving along it will being several days of heavy rains back into our region. Take a look at what I'm expecting...
Rain totals of 1"-3" will be likely for much of the area with locally higher amounts possible. Our rivers are running high and the above totals may send some of them into flood. If you live along a river... please keep up to date on how this plays out in the coming days.
Much colder air is going to surge in here from west to east late Tuesday into Wednesday. This should change the rain over to snow with the potential for accumulating snows Wednesday and Wednesday night. That's about all I can say right now is that the potential is most certainly there as another low pressure is likely to develop along the front just to our east. This shows up well on the European Model...
You will also notice the monster push of arctic air surging in here by later Friday. That's a big time blast of cold air that would be accompanied by snow and gusty winds.
We actually find the European and the GFS agreeing on how all this plays out...
There you have it... a week ahead that is likely to make you say "wow" for many different reasons.
The flood threat is first and foremost and is something to REALLY stay updated on over the next few days. The blog will be here each and every step of the way with the latest updates. Yes... I will follow the cold and snow angle of it all too.
Have a great Saturday and take care.