A Frigid Late Week Cold Shot

Good Wednesday to one and all. Chilly weather has been with us for the past few days, but this is just a little preview of what’s coming later this week. Our Friday is looking downright frigid for this time of year, especially in the wind chill department.

Is that Friday shot a glance into our not too distant future? I will share the long range ensembles that think it is.

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The weather out there today will feature clouds trying to thin in the north with temps making a run at 50. Farther south and southeast, clouds will hang tough with early day lingering showers moving away. Temps in these areas may stay in the 40s…

Thursday is a very windy day with highs in the 50s, ahead of a cold front dropping in from the northwest. That front has no moisture with it, but means business in the temperature department with 20s by Friday morning. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s for the central and east, with 40s west.

If you’re heading out for a Friday night on the town, readings will quickly drop into the upper 20s and low 30s, with temps deep into the 20s by Saturday morning.

Wind chills are going to be a MAJOR player with teens showing up to start Friday…

Our Saturday is windy with clouds increasing ahead of the next front. That front moves in Sunday with another edition of  cold rains…

The long range European Ensembles continue to trend toward many of the analogs I’ve been throwing out at you guys since summer. The cold look from Alaska and western Canada makes it way into the eastern half of the country for Thanksgiving week…

The cold shots keep coming on the model, with the focus of the cold settling more into the United States as we head into December…

Given that’s a smoothed out average from a month away, it’s a healthy cold signal showing up on the model.

The same model run isn’t shy with snow chances through the middle of December…

Of course, that’s just a model set to be used as guidance, But it’s usually the best of the best for general trends. That’s the only reason to look at seasonal models… Trends.

I will update things later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.


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12 Responses to A Frigid Late Week Cold Shot

  1. BubbaG says:

    Folks better put them long johns on for Friday not football games. Brrrr.

  2. Schroeder says:

    Looks like a glancing blow on the colder for Friday on GFS. The model I looked at showed the colder air now further north and east, but we will find out. Also, showed a strong low pressure entering the Pacific Northwest. When is this high pressure ridge going to form on the west coast ? That is what you need to bring in the true Arctic air into our area. Thanks Chris for your continuing education for future weather watchers.

  3. Bernard P. Fife says:

    Just saw on twc (so take it for what it’s worth) but because there is no blocking in place any cold shot will only last a few days. I believe they called in a zonal pattern is in place. Thelma Lou loves her a cold Thanksgiving but at the least is really holding out for a Christmas under 60.

    • Jamie says:

      Well, the only problem I have with a zonal flow is that it tends to translate to a lot of dreary gray around here. I don’t mind the warm-ish temps, but I really hate the gray.

    • BubbaG says:

      That would be good. Spring like Christmas is just wrong. Right for Florida, but not here.

  4. B H says:

    Good comments today. Well we will just have to take what we get. But I for one like changing weather. Do not like those dry hot sunny days that go on for months in the summer time..

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