Good Saturday evening everyone. I promised to drop by for an update and I'm a weatherdude of my word. The weather through the middle of the week looks to play out according to plan, so there is no reason to get into all that.
You guys want to know about Christmas weekend and my thoughts have not changed. We are likely to have two systems impacting our region. The first comes on Friday as a cold front works in from the northwest and tries to crank up low pressure to our east. The operational models are doing their usual flip and flop routine and that's why I'm riding the GFS Ensembles...
The second system to watch may drop in on Christmas Day into the next day...
Those are two systems for us to track as we head into the big week ahead and that's exactly what we will do here on the blog. Again... I am not saying you are getting snow for Christmas. Just pointing out the pattern may give you a couple of chances over the holiday weekend.
A full update comes your way later tonight. I also want to say something people just don't say enough of anymore... Merry Christmas!
Good Saturday everybody. Many areas got in on some light sleet and light snow on Friday and this put an end to the spring fling we had been in. We have a seasonably cold weekend in store for the region as we look ahead toward the prospects for some snow for Christmas.
Let's break it down headline style...
- Temps today will generally run in the mid and upper 30s for highs with a mix of sun and clouds. There is a weak disturbance working across the northern Ohio Valley tonight that could throw a few flurries or light snows into the region. The best chance will be in the north and east. Play find the flakes on radar...
- Sunday will start cold with temps in the low and mid 20s. Sunshine will help boost our temps into the upper 30s and low 40s for highs.
- Clouds and temps will be on the increase by Monday as a storm gathers strength to our southwest. Highs will head toward the upper 40s and lower 50s.
- Showers work in on Tuesday as the low pressure works into the Ohio Valley. Temps will hit the low and mid 50s as our winds pick up.
- This low will slowly lift out of here later Wednesday as colder air rushes in from the northwest. This has a shot to end the rain as a bit of a mix.
- The overall pattern for the end of next week into Christmas weekend will feature a deep trough being carved out across the eastern half of the country. I have spent the past several days showing you various computer forecast models all showing the same thing. There is likely to be some kind of storm developing on Friday of next week and this could bring some snow in here.
The GFS is even picking up on it...
I'm only showing you the GFS to illustrate the fact there could be a wintry scenario playing out just in time for Christmas weekend. I cannot tell you if it will be white where you live... I can tell you I really like the pattern I'm seeing from a week away. It's not just one model showing cold and snow chances... it's all of them.
A couple more things on next weekend...
- I wonder if we can get an upper low to close off over the area?
- There's the potential for two systems to bring us snow chances. One Friday into early Saturday and another arriving Christmas day into the following day.
- It's a cold look for a lot of the country Christmas weekend into the final week of the year.
As always... let's see how all this plays out over the next several days. I will have another update later today, so check back. Have a great Saturday and take care.
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