Good Monday to one and all. Our new week is off and running on a pleasant note with some sun and mild temps out there today. This is not a harbinger of things to come as things turn very busy around here. Old Man Winter is plotting a big comeback with a prolonged period of cold and snow.

Temps today will head toward the low 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will pick up during the day as a massive storm develops to our southwest. This will bring a shutdown blizzard to parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri over the next 24 hours. Some of these same areas were in the 60s over the weekend.

That storm will roll our way on Tuesday and bring widespread rain, thunderstorms and high wind. Gusts late tonight and Tuesday will exceed 40mph at times. Temps will be in the 50s early Tuesday, before the cold air crashes in from southwest to northeast…

NAM 1The cold air will continue to filter in here Tuesday night and Wednesday as a northwesterly flow becomes established. Snow showers and snow squalls will be very common from that point into the coming weekend. These will get periodic boosts from energy dropping in here on that same northwesterly wind.

Add it all up and you can get accumulating snow across much of our region. A few to several inches will be possible during this prolonged stretch. That’s not all coming at once, but an aggregate total over a several day run.Temps will be WELL BELOW normal as we close out the month and head into February. Normals are right at 50 degrees for highs and we will have several days where we struggle to get past 32 degrees.

Folks, this is a frigid look…


You think it ends there? Take a look at the middle of NEXT week…


Don’t put away the winter weather gear, just yet. You will get more mileage out of it over the next few weeks than you have for most of the past few months.

Have a great Monday and take care.