Arctic Front Brings Light Snow On Tuesday

Good Monday, folks. An arctic cold front is ready to push in here later tonight, bringing another round of light snow and snow showers to the region. In addition to the flakes, temps are going to crash in a hurry, with frigid wind chills taking shape.

Today’s a decent day with highs in the 40s and some clouds increasing. The front blasts in here tonight with light snow and snow showers breaking out behind it. That happens on a strong northwesterly wind flow. The HI-RES NAM did well with our Saturday evening and seems to have a solid handle on the Tuesday flakes…

Notice that long snow streamer stretching from Lake Michigan into the Appalachian mountains. It will be interesting to watch where that sets up on Tuesday.

Light accumulations are likely across central and eastern Kentucky, with some local 1″ amounts possible where snow squalls set up. We won’t know where those show up until we are seeing them on radar.

Can we get a snow day for some districts tomorrow? Yes, especially across the east and southeast.

Temps and winds are the other big story. The thermometer readings crash all day long. Check out the forecast numbers on the NAM…

Wind gusts of 30mph may give us late afternoon wind chills in the single digits at times…

With clearing skies and arctic dewpoints nearing 0, lows by Wednesday morning can drop to near 10 degrees in some areas.

Another clipper moves across the Ohio Valley late Wednesday and may bring some flakes in here. The one coming behind that one later Thursday and Friday is trying to dig a little more on the GFS…

Temps recover some over the weekend, but the models are shortening the lifespan of that. The GFS has this system showing up by Sunday…

Another shot of cold follows that up to kick off the week leading up to Christmas. I’ve been mentioning how the southern branch of the jet stream is showing signs of life and you see that with the map above. I’ve also been talking about a cold look on the Ensembles leading up to Christmas. The GFS is seeing both of these in the run up to the big day. Here’s the latest GFS run for the end of next week into the start of Christmas weekend…

And for the big day…

Don’t worry, we only have 52 more runs of the GFS to go through before Christmas. What could go wrong? 😉

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a great Monday and take care.

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11 Responses to Arctic Front Brings Light Snow On Tuesday

  1. Drew says:

    What time will the snow showers and squalls start tonight in eastern ky?

    • Schroeder says:

      Drew, My guess the snow will start sometime late tonight into tomorrow. This clipper could be stronger than Saturday’s snow event ?

  2. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, The strong high pressure system to our west is showing signs of winding down this week and ending those terrible Santa Anna winds. This may bring changes in the central plains and activate the subtropical jet stream to our southwest, hopefully forming low pressure systems in the western Gulf of Mexico. Now, if we can get the Polar jet to move farther west and south next week we all may enjoy a White Christmas. Have a great day everyone.

    • Rodger in Dodger says:

      Rodger likes your enthusiasm but also thinks about the time the sub jet gets going, it will overwhelm any cold. Happy Cold Rain from Rodger in Dodger.

  3. Bernard P. Fife says:

    Thelma Lou says White Christmas chance right now at 18.9% I told her to go back to bed.

  4. BubbaG says:

    Snow globe snow FTW! That might be the winter theme. Some areas got more salt than snow and some places like Richmond, south Winchester got about an inch that became ice on the roads…. and THEN they finally salt. Some people drive like goobers in slick conditions and sometimes impact the careful ones in the process.

  5. Snowteach says:

    Christmas snow looms interesting but I am more interested in the snow globe effect for the 14th and 15th….Huntington area.

  6. Cold Rain says:

    Interesting setup on the GFS for Friday..Looks like the clipper has a partial phase with a low..EKY may get a little surprise if that happens..

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