It’s a cold weather pattern that has developed for the next week or so. The jet stream has shifted into a position to drive colder air southward and keep it coming. Strong northwest surface winds have tapped into much colder air out of Canada. Highs were in the 30s and that trend will continue for the next week or so.
The progression of weather systems will be from the northwest to the southeast with the first system a fair weather high pressure area. It will bring partly cloudy skies to the area tonight and into Thursday, but it will be only temporary as the next low pressure system follows closely behind for Friday. It is not a particularly strong system, but it may have enough moisture to spread an inch of snow over the region. Roads could become slippery for the Friday morning commute. Preliminary amounts could be up to an inch or so.
The storm will exit quickly to the east leaving partly cloudy skies to start the weekend on Saturday. Through it all, highs will be stuck in the 30s. Yet another progressive weak low area will bring clouds and potential light snow for Sunday.
Enjoy your evening!
-Stormtracker 19 Chief Meteorologist Dan Breeden