Good Wednesday to one and all. It's about time to sound the all aboard whistle on the Roscoe P. Coldtrain. This is the cold weather train inspired by the famous Dukes Of Hazzard character, Sherrif Roscoe P. Coltrane. The pattern shows the train leaving the station and should arrive here next week.
More on that in a bit. Let's talk about what we have today and the improving weather ahead of us for the next several days.
Many areas picked up snow showers and some light snow Tuesday and some light snow and flurry action will hang tough early today.
Highs today range from the upper 30s to near 40 with a gusty wind adding to the chill. December looks to get off on a seasonal start with highs back into the 40s for Thursday and Friday under partly sunny skies.
The weekend will see temps bouncing up to near 50 for Saturday. This is ahead of a plains storm that should bring an increase in clouds and rain for us into Sunday. A shot of MUCH COLDER air will be filtering in behind the front that will slowly cross the region on Monday. This is when rain and snow will be possible and I still think we have to watch for a wave of low pressure developing along the front.
Check out the amount of cold air behind this bad boy...
That's the European Model and all the other models look very similar. As I look at the 500mb pattern for early next week, it looks like one that can produce another major cutoff. This time with much colder air. Just something to think about.
The pattern is going to try to get true arctic air involved at some point over the next few weeks. Look at this blast of bitter from the European Model for the end of next week...
Brrrr!!! All aboard....
I will have another update later today. Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.