Good afternoon, my fellow weather weenies. The arctic express forecast remains on track for the coming week and the only thing we need to do is iron out the details. Let’s get started in getting a bit more detailed.
We know about the first blast of cold coming in tomorrow. This knocks our temps from today’s 50s to the upper 20s to mid 30s Sunday. The next system dives in on Monday with a period of light snow and snow showers. Winds will be gusty and temps will crash during the afternoon and evening.The air behind that will make Tuesday the coldest day around here in 3 years.
A clipper will swing into town Tuesday night and Wednesday with a swath of light snow likely. The GFS Ensembles…
That brings a reinforcing shot of arctic air that continues through Thursday. This will set the stage for a developing area of low pressure to form across the southern Plains. This storm is likely to shoot eastward across the Tennessee Valley by Friday. I know the GFS is trying to cut the storm to the lakes, but it’s the GFS. Storms don’t just cut through arctic air. They find the path of least resistance and go that route. Unfortunately, too many people take EXACTLY what the last run of the GFS shows and run with it. Why? Ask them.
The air coming in behind that storm has the chance to produce colder temps than what we have this Tuesday. There is a lot of Brr to the weather next week and beyond.
Have a great rest of your day and take care.