Good afternoon, everyone. Our first clipper arrives on the scene this evening and will bring gusty winds, cold temps and some snow to the region. This is a pattern that has a few more clippers lined up for the rest of the week into the weekend. It’s all part of the overall process of taking us into a harsh setup next week and beyond.
This evening’s system will race southeastward and will give us a 10-15 temperature drop in a just few hours. Winds will gust up as a band of rain showers ahead of the front turns to a band of snow showers after it passes. Snow showers will then kick in for Wednesday and these could be strong enough to reduce visibilities and slicken up a few roadways.
The next scoots in later Thursday and Friday and this one looks to pack more of a snowy punch…
Winds will become very gusty and may top 30-35mph. That’s a nice shot of cold air that follows that up for later Friday and Saturday and could send Saturday morning readings into the high single digits and low teens for some.
That depends on how quickly the next system arrives this weekend. The models continue to point toward a clipper coming right at us on Saturday night…
As I’ve talked about for a while now… this leads us into what is likely to become a very harsh pattern for much of the country. That looks to start next week with a significant trough digging in by the middle and end of the week. That’s followed up by shots of bitterly cold air that will likely spawn snow systems.
I will stop by for another update later today. Enjoy it and take care.