1. Period of snow Wednesday mainly morning to early afternoon after mostly cloudy skies & highs 33-37 Tuesday.
2. Impacts to roadways in the area would be 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. with slick areas (especially bridges & overpasses).
3. Temperatures will be 28-32 with the snow.
4. Higher amounts south & southeast, but still minor to very minor snow.
5. Highs 33-37 Wednesday will melt everything pretty quickly.
6. Any moisture left anywhere may freeze Wednesday night as temperatures drop to 26-30.
We will continue to monitor & make any forecast tweaks if needed.
After that, next potential of any precipitation would be Saturday with showers as temperatures gradually warm.
Mild pattern will be with us until the start of January.
Rain is possible around Christmas with 50s. Another system of rainfall is possible a few days after Christmas.
The December 20-31 period is quite mild here overall with temperatures above to well-above normal.
Early January averages a bit cooler than normal. A couple to few snow &/or snow/ice systems are possible.
Latter half of January looks warmer than normal with more rain than snow, it appears.
January continues to show above normal precipitation.
February-March-April is still likely to average above normal temperature-wise with an early start to spring & spring severe weather season.
Precipitation February-March-April still looks above normal with potential of most active severe weather spring in 10-11 years & higher potential of flooding.
May looks wet & active & warmer than normal.
As for Summer 2021, trend continues to be for developing drought & intense heat with our first 100-degree readings in the viewing area since 2012.
Canadian long-range model shows developing drought:
Canadian also shows hot upper ridge dominance:
European long-range model shows drought development:
European shows hot upper ridge dominance:
U.S. model shows drought development:
U.S. shows hot upper ridge dominance:
Analog analysis shows drought development:
Analog shows hot ridge dominance (thinking hot ridge will be a bit more expansive to the southeast into our area):