Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Time posted: 7:30 pm

Midweek Thoughts

Good evening, folks. Clouds are rolling in ahead of a potent storm system ready to roll into the region with heavy rain and gusty winds. This comes courtesy of a big upper level low slowly spinning in an overall milder pattern that lass into next week. Once there, winter continues to show big signs of coming back.

A shower or two will develop ahead of this system later this evening into tonight…

We’ve talked about this big upper low moving in, and you can see what I’m talking about in this animation…

There’s nothing to push it along, so it has a mind of its own and meanders through here. That leads to a lot of ugly weather taking shape from later Thursday through Saturday. Rounds of rain and rumbles of thunder will be common, and some hefty totals should show up. 1″-2″ amounts may be noted…

GFS

Canadian

Winds will be gusty during this time as temps hang around or just above average. A seasonal chill moves in behind that, but temps quickly moderate next week.

As we have been talking about, changes begin to show up late next week into the weekend before Christmas. A couple of system dive in from the northwest, but they don’t have a ton of cold air with them. Here’s the Canadian for the end of next week…

The European is similar..

It has the next system quickly following by the weekend…

The setup for Christmas week continues to favor deepening troughs swinging into the country as blocking starts to go up near Alaska and toward the North Pole. The Ensembles have been showing this for a while and now the operational models are going in that direction…

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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