Thursday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We are rolling our way into a spring pattern that can send temps to near record highs as we roll into next week. While we track this, the overall setup continue to show sigs of winter fighting back as we close the door on February and say hello to March.

Temps as we roll into Friday will hit the 60-65 degree range for many. Skies could stay mostly sunny as gusty southwesterly winds kick in.

Saturday will feature temps in the 60s before showers move in here during the afternoon and evening…


That moves out on Sunday with temps making a run into the 65-70 degree range. This leads us into the start of the week with highs ranging from 70-75 degrees for many areas. Records may be challenged during this time.

A cutoff low spinning across the Gulf states can throw enough moisture our way to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms by Wednesday…

Euro 2

Temps late next week may wind up going much warmer as we get a pattern changing storm to move our way. This wipes out the warmth with showers and thunderstorms…

Euro 6

For perspective on just how much the pattern is forecast to change. Take a look at the 500mb maps from early next week to early the following week…

Euro 4

Euro 5

That’s actually a pretty good look for cold and snow lovers across the country. As I’ve said, this isn’t a pattern that will go straight into true spring. Winter won’t just go away without a parting shot or two.

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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7 Responses to Thursday Evening Update

  1. Claudette says:

    I’ll believe it (IF) I see it. I think Spring is pretty much here to stay!

  2. which way is the wind blowing says:

    Maybe one last grasp for a potential snowfall.

  3. Terry says:

    Yeah…by the time we reach that time frame 10 + days out, it will likely be milder than advertised and/ or a very quick cold shot…not seeing anything that looks like a locked in late winter prolonged cold stretch myself.

  4. Bjenks says:

    Bahahahahaha Chris said Snow. I will believe it when I see it. Just not our winter.

  5. John-Austin says:

    Am I wrong in thinking that the 540 line is the freezing line? If so, then that freezing line is all the way up in northern IN and IL on that map. Somebody tell me I’m wrong please.

  6. Msd87 says:

    Thanks Chris. The 18z gfs is right on cue with the ten day fantasy storm. I don’t doubt it will get colder, but the mean position of the trough has been west all winter.

  7. BengalFan says:

    “Shows sigs of winter”…pretty funny type-o.

    Ok, just curious. Are you just showing us what computer model maps are showing, or is that what you really believe. They have showed this all winter long!

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