Cold is impressive for the time of year from Colorado to Oklahoma & Texas today!
It is snowing in the Texas Panhandle to western Oklahoma.
Amarillo, Texas as of 4:16 p.m. Eastern Time.
Worst of this cold will dive more south than spread eastward as storm combines with another in the Gulf of Mexico & then races northward. Lots of warm with storms will be in the east & southeast with the colder air behind.
That much colder air in the Rockies & Northern Plains will get here by Tuesday (more on that below).
With mostly cloudy to cloudy skies tonight & a wind turning to the northeast (6-12 mph), lows should drop 38-44 northwest to southeast. A few isolated showers & sprinkles are possible.
With mostly cloudy to cloudy skies initially tomorrow with a couple isolated showers & sprink;es in the morning, clearing trend should take place slowly north to south through the day with highs 48-54 with northeast breeze 7-12 mph.
With clear skies north & some clouds in the south, lows tomorrow night will vary from 32-40 north to south. Wind should be light out of the northeast at 4-8 mph.
Clouds will then increase south to north with time late in the night to early Saturday morning & temperatures may rise to 37-43 with this process (as northeast wind turns east-northeast & increases to 8-15 mph).
Modeled clouds on simulated IR satellite:
Everyone will go cloudy with time Saturday morning-midday.
Showers will move in south to north & increase to steady, wind-driven rain.
A few isolated embedded storms are possible as warm front tries to move north-northwestward as center of low pressure system passes over area.
If you have aches & pains brought on by low air pressure, Saturday to Saturday night may be uncomfortable.
Winds will be strong from the east-northeast & east to even east-southeast at 15-33 mph.
Highs should range from 48 northwest to 61 in far east/southeast with around 53 at Greater Lafayette.
It is looking more & more like much of the area will see 0.75-1" of rainfall with more than 1" possible in our eastern counties.
Increasing rainfall & even a few isolated embedded storms (as elevated instability is forced up & lifted over warm front):
Sunday looks dry & breezy with some clearing & highs 58-65 after 40s in the morning.
Clouds will increase Monday with a few showers possible & highs 55-61.
Impressive cold wave will send temperatures well-below normal for most areas east of the Rockies after Monday.
We are headed for some highs at 38-45 with lows 21-25 (with that kind of cold, the leaves will come cascading down & those that haven't changed will do so rapidly or even turn rather dry & brown).
Also, a few showers are possible at times as shortwave & a couple of re-enforcing cold front pass Tuesday-Thursday.
Some snow may mix in Wednesday night-Thursday AM.
Halloween looks cold with temperatures in the 30s for Trick-or-Treating. Looks dry currently, but we will monitor.
The cold will be slow to get rid off with below normal temperatures trying to linger until strong, deep upper trough plows & digs into the West & changes the pattern. It will take some time for the Gulf to "re-group" with CAPE & moisture.
As a couple of strong storm systems slam California with heavy rainfall & high surf, a complete flip of the pattern will occur in early November with temperatures surging well-above normal here.
The nights look particularly warm at near record-warm levels for several days (57-61). highs may reach 68-74.
There is one California storm............note the strong, warm southwest winds here. Another will be on its heels.
Storms will track into the Plains & re-organize.
With moisture & CAPE return, severe weather should begin to materialize in the Plains again from Kansas & Oklahoma to Texas.
We may see some severe risk make it as far north as our area near or after November 5-6 & again around November 13-15.
Much colder weather should follow with a feel of mid-winter with even some very minor snowfall.
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