It's almost our favorite day of the year, only to be rivaled by the first ride of the year... Thanksgiving! And this year mother nature could shake up the holiday quiet a bit.
We begin with a low pressure system of arctic air moving into our region Wednesday. Lake effect snows will then kick in later in the afternoon, nothing too remarkable but these bands could make traveling difficult on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Expect the usual suspects like Tug Hill could pick up a few inches.
Then by Thursday morning we will be seeing record lows for much of the state, many people will not see temperatures rise out of the teens. Sounds like a perfect day to be inside stuffing myself watching football. But then as we head into the weekend more seasonal temperatures set in bringing rain/mix with it. Thanks again to Upstatesnow.com for keeping us informed.
Things remain quite for our Midwest friends, other than the bone chilling arctic air you are also experiencing. Maybe some light LE snow in the north country, nothing more than a trace to 2". Temperatures will warm to above average by Thursday and through the weekend bringing light rains across the region.
As for next week, an exciting low pressure system appears to be emerging. This could bring either moderate snowfall totals for most or totally bury NE IA, NW WI, SE MN, and the UP with enhanced lake effect... lets hope for the later. It's still early though so this is all speculation, check back with JohnDee.com as we get closer.
Out west, they've got their eye on two storm systems coming through this week. The first one is not overly impressive, expect that to roll in Thursday through Friday. Now the second... the second one could be sweet (see below), expect that to take place over the course of the weekend. Don't forget to check Rocky Mountain Sled Conditions before you go!