TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy and cold, but not as cold. Low: 11 Winds: turning W 5-10mph
WEDNESDAY: Another fast moving clipper rolls through. Light snow chance in the afternoon, then turning colder! High: 28. Winds: WNW 5-10mph
THURSDAY: Bundle up, another cold day with partial sunshine. Low: 15. High:21. Wind: WNW 5-15mph
FRIDAY: Another cold start, even colder than earlier in the week. Sub-zero wind chill potential to start the day and chilly into the afternoon with more clouds. Low: 4. High: 17. Winds: WSW 5-15mph
SATURDAY: Slightly warmer as a clipper nears from the northwest. More sun. Low: 10. High: 28. Winds: SW 10-15mph
SUNDAY: Clouds thicken with light snow potential through the afternoon. Low: 20. High. 32. Winds: Turning N 10-15mph.
MONDAY: Lingering low clouds with some light snow potential. Low: 20. High: 28. Winds: N 5-15mph
A little more than 2 weeks from now, we'll be talking about the official start to Winter. The sun's most direct rays will shine over the Tropic of Capricorn on December 21st, signifying the start to Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the star to Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. With that said, it will sure feel like winter around here this week, today being one of those days. Single digit above and below temperatures this morning will make it some of the coldest air we've seen in nearly 6 months.
Chunks of cold air are being funneled south of the border by a larger low pressure system setting up near the Hudson Bay. This fairly large and stagnant low pressure center is known as a Polar Vortex. Up until now, we haven't seen much of this feature this season. What this means for us, is a steady stream of Arctic blobs hurling our way through the middle of December. I don't see any extended periods of cold air, but they will be frequent enough to get your attention.
Preceding each cold blast, flurries will be possible, just like yesterday. Our next best chance of flurries rolls in Wednesday night, meaning the end of the week will be cold!