Weather Blog: Winter Special Tonight, Wintry Changes Next week

Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 17:36:52-05

Good Tuesday bloggers,

Our winter weather special, "Science of the Season" airs tonight at 6:30 PM on 41 Action News. We have some great information about the ongoing river flooding and what it means for the winter, the chemicals used to melt the snow and much more. And, of course Gary has a detailed look at the winter forecast, based on the LRC.

The weather pattern has calmed down for now, but big changes are in store next week.

Overall we have seen systems coming in off the Pacific Ocean, or in the western USA. This has kept us milder the last 2-3 weeks with temperatures mostly at or above average. There have been a few cold days, remember Sunday? Next week we will see the flow come straight from the North Pole and the Polar Vortex will dip into the USA. This is going to bring much colder air south. Lows in the -20s are possible in the northern Plains. We should stay just south of the Arctic air, but it looks like we will see more sustained cold with highs in the 20s and 30s and lows in the teens and 20s.

What about snow? The chance is low at this time. But, there is a system to watch on the front end of the cold early next week and there is a system at the end of next week we must watch.

Highs will be mostly in the 50s through Sunday with Friday being in the 40s.

Have a great night