After the major warm up this week, a pattern change is just around the corner. Highs will soar in the 70s in much of the midwest, especially on Wednesday. This warm up can be considered an "Indian Summer." If models hold, snow will break out on Thursday and move up into northern Minnesota by overnight hours. Enough cold air will probably be strong enough to wrap around from Canada to make this snow possible. Snow amounts should not be immense, but 1-3"/2-5" will be a good ball park amount. Check back tomorrow or Wednesday for strong numbers. After the storm moves through the cold air will crash in and much of the midwest will see temps. fall 25-35 degrees from Wednesday to the weekend.
Look for a large storm to move through the midwest this weekend. Heavy rain will be the main threat, along with damaging winds. The rain will be very well welcome in drought stricken areas. See map for more info.
WOW, i must say. Where did this storm come from. It was one the models 10 days ago but then fizzled so I thought, hey its October that makes sense. I was wrong! This will be a short post because how many people are going to check a winter weather blog in October? right? Well, the map speaks for itself. the computer models are in a decent agreement so be ready with what the map say! Take care, and check back as it gets closer to winter!