Good Friday to one and all. We’re kicking off the first weekend of November with more chilly temps and that’s a trend looking to hold tough into early next week. That’s when our attention turns to the possibility of another nor’easter. Ugh.
Our weather today looks very good with readings topping out in the 50s for many areas under partly sunny skies. The west will make a run at 60 with some clouds increasing late in the day. Those clouds are ahead of a fast moving system that zips across the region on Saturday. This will bring scattered showers from west to east and a few of those will last into early Sunday.
Temps Saturday will likely show a big spread with parts of the north in the upper 40s and the far southwest close to the low 70s. Winds will be fairly gusty as the chilly air wins the battle into Sunday.
The next thing for us to keep an eye on is the potential for another nor’easter to come together by the middle of next week. The models are just now beginning to come into focus on this storm. THE last thing we want to see is any kind of storm impacting the northeastern part of the country. Unfortunately, that’s something we may have to contend with next week. The European Model looks ugly…
The Canadian Model isn’t too far off with what it shows…
We will have to wait and see how that comes together and how it will impact our weather.
I am still focusing on a big plains storm a little farther down the road. The setup favors a big system working from the Rockies into the Great Lakes by next weekend. That may have a serious temperature gradient to work with and the GFS shows this well:
That should lay down a lot of snow across from the Rockies into southern Canada and that continues the trend of a MAJOR increase in snow cover since October first. Check out how much of the northern hemisphere is covered in the white stuff and how far above normal we are…
That puts the snowfall buildup in October on pace with some big winters. 1976, 2009 and 2002 are all in the same ballpark with similar trends at this time of year. I have to say… I am seriously impressed at the cold air potential this winter.
Have a great Friday and take care.