Good Sunday everyone. We're waking up to the coldest temps, so far, of the VERY young winter. We are on the cusp of another hyper active weather pattern in the two weeks leading up to Christmas that will bring plenty rain and snow chances to the region.
In the short term... it's all about the cold temps. Readings will be deep into the low and mid teens for some areas this morning with afternoon highs heading toward 40 under sunny skies.
Monday will get off to another cold start with temps into the low and mid 20s. A warmer afternoon is in store as our temps head closer to 50 degrees. I do expect a few clouds to increase and we will have to watch our southern counties for the threat of a late day shower.
The scattered shower threat increases into Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a plains storm system that gets cranking. That storm rides into the upper midwest by Thursday and will drag a cold front across the state. Widespread showers look to be a good bet for Thursday with much colder air replacing the shot of mid week mild.
That sets up an interesting forecast for the weekend as the real deal surge of cold hangs just to our north. This puts our region in a situation where an overrunning event may get going by Saturday. This shows up very well on the GFS Ensembles...
The Canadian Model has something similar...
Rain or snow or a mix of the two will be possible with that setup... assuming the models are actually onto something. (That's always a stretch )
Have a great Sunday and take care.