Wednesday Evening Blog: More light snow and much colder temperatures

More light snow and much colder temperatures

Good Wednesday evening!  I hope the week is going great for you.  Mine has been pretty good.  I am finally feeling pretty good after a week with the flu.  I was glad to see some rain and snow for us today.  Most areas picked up over and inch of rain, that is pretty crazy.  Plus, we have had the snow.  Here is what has fallen up to this point.  Remember, a lot of this has melted on contact.

We have another light band working through which will give most of us a dusting to 1/2″ over the next few hours.

We also have an arctic blast about to move in.  This is our first arctic blast that we have had in two months.  It was this system that rolled through in mid December that gave us about an inch of snow and an arctic blast.  So this system is doing exactly what it is suppose to do.  Temperatures will really struggle to warm up on Thursday.  Check out the wind chill by morning.

Even with the sun, we will struggle to get into the upper 20s on Thursday.

Plus with the NW winds at 10-20 mph through the day, we will have wind chills staying into the 10s through the day.

We will start to warm back up for the weekend.  Our next storm system (or bigger system) works in early next week.  However, like we will see so many times through the spring, the systems really don’t get their act together until they pass by.

So these usually give us a few showers and a cold front.  Different story for the spring months.  They will still get going mainly east of us, but we will be in the firing zone for severe weather.  More to come on that down the road.

Make sure you check out my long range forecast below.


Long range forecast through the middle of March:

Next Week:  Mild with showers on Monday and Tuesday.  Temperatures will drop again on Tuesday and Wednesday with colder air working in. Stays cool the rest of the week with another wave with mainly rain on Wednesday and Thursday.  If we can get a little cooler air, we could go to snow by Wednesday or Thursday.  Mild temperatures return by the weekend.

February 23rd-29th:  Two systems to start the week.  Rain chances late Sunday and Monday.  The second system will have colder air giving us rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Staying cool the rest of the week with rain and snow chances returning for Saturday.

March 1st-7th:  Mainly a cool week with slight chances for rain on Wednesday.  Rain chances back in by the weekend.

March 8th-14th:  Rain or snow chances and turning colder for Sunday and Monday.  Next system on Tuesday and Wednesday with again rain and snow chances. Mild temperatures do return late in the week.

March 15th-21st:  Mainly a cool week with rain on Sunday and Monday.  Slight chances for showers on Wednesday.  Warming up with thunderstorms by the weekend.

March 22nd-29th:  Cool with rain on Sunday.  Staying cool through the middle of the week with warmer temperatures by Wednesday and Thursday.  Showers and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday.  Cooling down for the weekend.

March 30th-April 5th:  A mild start to the week with thunderstorms (some strong to severe) on Wednesday and Thursday.  Cooler the rest of the week.

April 6th-10th:  A mild start to the week with our next system in on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Showers and thunderstorms (some strong again) on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Staying decently mild the rest of the week.  Thunderstorms back in on Friday and Saturday.

April 11th-18th:  Mainly a mild week with rain on Wednesday and Thursday.  Showers stick around on Friday with rain back in on Saturday.