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An Arctic Weekend On The Way

Good Thursday and Happy Valentine’s Day. Love isn’t the only thing in the air today as the sun makes a return visit to the bluegrass state. Temps will run on the pleasant side of the thermometer as winds gust up. This is all in advance of an arctic cold front that slams in here on Friday.

That front will usher in a very wintry weekend complete with snow squalls, gusty winds and very cold temps.

I’ve been talking about the possibility of a wave of low pressure developing along this boundary. The models have been hot and cold with this possibility. The NAM is running on the hot side with the idea…

NAM

That could set us up for a round of arctic snow accumulation as we kick start the weekend. Winds will be very gusty and temps will crash late Friday afternoon and evening.

Snow showers and squalls will become common Saturday as a strong northwesterly wind continues. A couple of disturbances will dive in and give a little booster shot to the flakes. The NAM Simulated Radar shows this action kicking on early Saturday…

NAM 2

Some of those snow showers will be around again on Sunday. Highs this weekend will be in the 20s and lows will hit the teens. Winds will be very gusty, making it feel much colder.

After a spike in temps Monday, another storm system will bring wintry weather our way by Tuesday. That will also be followed by another surge of arctic air. The pattern over the next few weeks is one that can produce a major storm around here. I’m not saying it will… but it’s loaded.

Speaking of a big storm, check out this amazing video from the recent blizzard in Boston…

Have a sweet Valentine’s Day and take care.

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