Is the pattern changing?.... and the Week Ahead
A good Saturday Afternoon to everyone. Today I will be discussing the possible pattern shift (yes, I mean one that might actually result in snow from coastal storms!), and my forecast for the week ahead.
This afternoon, it is fairly quiet across the bulk of the nation. We have a cold front pushing through the Mid-west towards the East, and the remains of the storm system yesterday morning located in South Florida. The cold front doesn't have a lot of moisture to work with, and is only producing a few areas of flurries and rain showers around the eastern Great Lakes, most of which is not reaching the ground.
By tomorrow afternoon, the current front will have pushed offshore, and a second reinforcing front, which could bring a snow shower or two will be moving in from the Northwest.
The next week will be fairly uneventful, and except for the chance of some rain on Thursday, will be fairly nice with moderating temperatures throughout the week.
After next week, the possibility of a snowier and colder pattern comes into play. Numerous models including the GFS, ECMWF, and CMC suggest the possibility of a winter weather event, possibly featuring snow or ice on tap for next weekend, and again the weekend after that. We are still to far away to make a definite conclusion on whether or not these storms come to be reality, but there are promising signs of a pattern change. Better late then never, I always say.....