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…



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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6 Responses to Midweek Thoughts

  1. Msd says:

    Thanks Chris. Hopefully we won’t get too much rain here in east TN, the ground is already very wet.

    Also, everyone, good news. The gfs has backed off the fantasy Christmas snowstorm idea and it’s now bone dry. The trend is your friend.

  2. BubbaG says:

    So far December has not been the bastion of much snow as expected, except the boarder to the SE. Looks like Christmas week is make or break, but good timing if pans out.

  3. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. It will be a wet few days, but I hope we don’t get too much rain. Got the waders out and ready. Have a goodnight all.

  4. Cold-Rain says:

    Feel a warm breeze every now and then in the valley..Feels like summer time air..Amazing what these mountains can produce sometimes..Kind of wish it was spring feeling the warm breeze..

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