Good Sunday, everyone. Our weekend is wrapping up on one heck of a weather note with sunshine and temps surging toward 50. Make sure you go outside and soak it up because we have a big time stretch of winter weather ahead of us.

A big storm will crank across the plains state on Monday. This will bring another blizzard to areas that were hammered by a blizzard a few days ago. Gusty southwesterly winds will blow clouds into our region by Monday as temps hit the low 50s. Late day showers and thunderstorms will develop from southwest to northeast.

This storm will be a major wind maker around here with gusts of 40-50mph possible Monday night and Tuesday. That’s when this storm pushes into the Ohio Valley and sends our temps on a downward slide. Heavy rain will mix with some snow later in the day as our temps crash. Here’s the GFS on Tuesday Morning…


That will set the stage for an extended period of very cold air and snow for the entire region as a mega trough develops across the eastern half of the country. An upper level low will park itself just to our northeast and this will funnel moisture in from the northwest…


That’s a lot of wind to go along with the cold and snow. There is an increasing potential to put a few to several inches of snow on the ground for the middle and end of the week. Additional snow and even colder air is likely for next weekend. As a matter of fact… flakes may fly as far south as FLORIDA. Wait… what? Yep.

If you’re looking for an end to this pattern… it simply isn’t showing up through the first few weeks of March. Check out the average 850mb temp departures…

GFS 2Keep in mind… those are the average temps for the period and those get smoothed out the farther out in time we go. Moral of the story… a very cold March is on the way.

I will have another update later today. Have a great Sunday and take care.