Weekend Winds, and Arctic Blasts

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By Sam Kantrow on January 19, 2013, 10:32am Last modified: January 20, 2013, 8:21am

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It's great to be talking to you here on my regularly scheduled day because that means that it's Saturday which is, of course the weekend. Well weatherwise, we're influenced by high pressure that's nearby. Unfortunately, there's also low pressure off to the north and west of us, and a warm front to the north. No precipitation is expected for us over the next few days, but gust winds will stick around unfortunately.

With a southwest flow, our temps will get quite a bit above average, and I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some upper 40s today and tomorrow. We'll have less wind tomorrow, but more cloud coverage as a cold front approaches, so I think even though we'll continue to be warm air advection, our temps won't be any warmer tomorrow than the will be today. After that, the arctic blast everyone keeps talking about will begin to set up. Monday into Monday night seem like the transition periods for this to happen, and along with that transition comes the chance for some snow.

An amplified trough will set up, and a few clipper storms will ride along this. The first one comes Monday night. Some models indicate the potential for some accumulating snow with this, as a low develops offshore. At this point, it doesn't look like more than a dusting to an inch.

After that, seriously COLD weather sets up. Highs will struggle out of the 20s, and overnight lows get dangerousely close to below 0 degrees!

Finally we look out another week to a storm that could develop and intensify as it moves up the coast next weekend. This could give us a significant amount of snow if it ends up happening. The big issue with this is that there's really nothing that's set up in place to help this storm not end up out to sea, so I think over the next few days we'll likely find out this is a miss to us! Snow lovers will have to stay tuned!

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