A tricky weekend forecast of wintry mischief

Models today have made it clear that the coming weekend could be one with some wintry mischief. Yes, it’s too early to sound the alarm, but it’s not too early to think about your weekend plans and to prepare to alter them according to the weather.

The Scenario

We have a cold front that will be passing through here on Friday. It could set off some snow showers and give us a dusting of snow (maybe). Then, that front slows down as it sinks toward the Gulf of Mexico. At the same time, a big storm system develops in the Gulf and sends moisture our way Friday night. We all know that Gulf moisture is what gives us our big snows, right? The million dollar question is this…..how much cold air will still be in place when all that moisture arrives? Will it start out a mix, change to rain, then end as flurries? Will it be all snow? All rain? My guess right now is that it will be a mix of everything by the time all is said and done. That means we could be looking at travel impacts. This is only Monday and we still have several days to monitor this. This system has the potential to impact not only Friday night but Saturday and Sunday. One model even has precip hanging around through Monday.

I’ll have a full update in tomorrow’s blog.

By the way, if you haven’t been outside lately the colder air is arriving from Saturday night’s cold front. The temp is now 41 and falling. The wind chill is 37 degrees. Bundle up as you head out after work! The clouds look like snow clouds and we could certainly see some flurries tonight, tomorrow, and tomorrow night. We could see up to a dusting of snow.

If needed, I’ll update again later this evening with any new information I have on our snow flurries this week and the coming weekend storm.

You all have a great evening!

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