We are in store for a stretch of cooler/quiet weather for the next few days. Yesterday’s 50s and 60s will be replaced by highs in the 40s starting today. High pressure is in the region. So that’s where our quiet weather will come from.
We’ll stay quiet for the next couple of days. There will still be a system on Saturday that could bring a few showers, but the models have backed off the rain for the weekend a bit. So (for now) it looks like just a few scattered showers Saturday afternoon/evening. Then no rain on Sunday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few sprinkles to sneak back into the forecast for Sunday, but we’ll see. Then on Monday we’ll have a higher chance for rain as a weak coastal low moves from south to north. Early next week a large area of low pressure will form over the Midwest. This is going to be an unusually large/strong area of low pressure. It could bring a real mess to the Great Lakes and Midwest Tuesday into Wednesday. Now it will stay to our north, but it will have a wide influence. It will throw lots of windy/cold conditions our way. There will also be a large upper level low sitting over us for a couple of days. So by Christmas Eve it will be possible to see a few flurries. It’s still very early to call something like that, but I’m sure some folks will be glued to the forecast until then.
Speaking of cold…There is a recent article out about how the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. This article from NPR news cites NOAA’s new research. Here is the article: Rapid Arctic Warming
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler