Good Monday evening. Our plains blizzard is cranking up this evening and it will begin to impact our weather later tonight with heavy rain. That will continue into Tuesday as winter gets set to blast back in here for an extended stay.

Heavy rain and thunder will be with us for much of the day Tuesday. Winds will gust to 40mph at times as cold air sweeps in from the southwest. That’s right… the southwest as the low moves by to our west and north. That will switch things over to a rain and snow mix by Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Colder air will continue to funnel in on Wednesday as snow showers and squalls take over the deeper we get into the day.

That will set the stage for some light accumulating snow into Thursday. The NAM is impressed…


Here’s the GFS snowfall forecast into Saturday…


This won’t all fall at once and you will get a little here or there through the extended period. Winds will continue to gust up as temps run well below normal into early March.

The pattern doesn’t look like it wants to break anytime soon. Here are the latest runs of the GFS into the middle of the month…


Yes… It’s depressing.

Have a great rest of your evening and take care.