Good Tuesday, everyone! This is Gary, and there will be no shortage of weather action as we head into the holiday weekend.
We'll get some accumulating snow today, mainly in our southern counties, as a low pressure system scoots by to our south and turns into a minor coastal storm. Also, a weak cold front dropping down from the north will combine with that system, and also bring some light snow to our northern areas. By the end of the day, expect the snow to pile up 2-4" in most southern locations, with just a dusting to 2" in our northern counties.
Wednesday will start out with a little bit of sunshine. If you have travel plans, head out early! A sharp, Arctic cold front will come blasting through in the afternoon with snow showers & snow squalls - those brief, but intense bursts of snow that could cause whiteout conditions and a quick inch or two of snow, which could slicken up roads very fast.
That front will bring in a burst of bitter cold, Arctic air on blustery NW winds. Temperatures will be in the single digits on Thursday morning, and wind chills will be in the teens below zero. During the day on Thanksgiving, temperatures will only top out in the upper single digits and low/mid teens, with the wind making it feel even colder.
After a very cold start to the day on Friday, temperatures will start to moderate with lots of sunshine.
There will be a bigger warm-up over the weekend and into the start of next week, but it will also be turning unsettled, with the chance for rain/snow showers late Saturday into Sunday, and especially on Monday into Tuesday.
Be careful on the roads over the next couple of days, and try to stay warm on Thanksgiving! -Gary