Daily Archives: November 24, 2018

Time posted: 5:55 pm

Winter Ready To Return

Good evening, fellow weather weenies. It’s been a dreary and damp day across parts of the state and now we get track another big blast of winter heading our way. This moves in Sunday night to kick off a very cold week ahead of us. That cold should also be able to produce some more November flakes.

As far as the rest of the evening is concerned, any lingering shower will continue to work out of the east fairly quickly…

Temps on Sunday will warm into the low 60s on a strong southwesterly wind. That wind is ahead of a winter storm passing by just to our northwest. That’s bringing more than a foot of snow to areas near Chicago. This will drag a cold front across the state  Showers and a rumble of thunder are possible ahead of this front, with a period of light snow and flurries behind it. Wraparound snow showers and flurries may then kick in through Monday night…

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Light accumulations will be possible during this time. The NAM Fam is picking up on the potential…

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That’s some very cold air slamming in behind this front. The Hi Res NAM shows the stout temp drop…

Gusty winds will make for a frigid feeling Monday. Check out those wind chills…

That cold is locked in through the rest of the week and could bring a few more flakes into the region late Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s when an upper level disturbance dives in on our northwesterly wind flow.

As the core of the cold starts to lift out later in the week, another system tries to bring rain, snow or a mix our way…

A bigger storm system develops and rolls our way next weekend. While this is likely to take a path to our west, that’s not set in stone. Once that rolls through, a very cold pattern follows.

With this cold pattern through early December, the GFS Ensembles are pretty enthusiastic about snowfall chances over the next two weeks…

Have a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:01 am

Tracking Another Cold Pattern Ahead

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s a wet start to the weekend, but dry air takes control later today and carries us into early Sunday. That won’t last too long because another system blows across the region Sunday night, unleashing another very cold pattern.

As mentioned, the early day rains will push to the east during the afternoon…

Some sun returns to the western half of the state before the day is finished. Temps are about normal for this time of year with 50-55 for many areas.

Sunday is a mild day with low 60s for many as a gusty southwesterly wind kicks in. That wind is ahead of a low pressure working from the Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes. Showers increase from west to east this evening into the wee hours of Monday. As temps crash behind a cold front, a period of light snow and flurries will be noted through Monday morning…

Monday is a very cold day with highs in the 30s, but gusty winds make it feel even colder.

That’s a very deep trough taking control of the weather through the middle of the week…

I’ve highlighted a disturbance rotating around the big upper level low. That system dives in from the northwest by Tuesday night and Wednesday and could bring some light snow or flurries with it.

That’s a lot of much colder than normal air centered right on top of us for the final week of November…

That cold shot tries to finally lift out by the end of the week and we may see a system bring rain, snow or a mix of the two…

The storm that follows that next weekend may cut to our west, bringing similar temps to what we have out there this weekend. As that storm passes, the cold overwhelms the region once again into the first week of December. That’s when the blocking is forecast to really get established, leading to additional early season fun and games.

I will have another update later today. Make it a good one and take care.

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