How many times have you woken up to views like this one below:
Hopefully you didn’t wake up to people holding up scrapers in front of you (look closely at the picture above), but I’m sure frost has impacted most folks around the nation.
Fall is really settling in, of late, as we get round after round of cold air moving through the nation. Gradually we’ll see colder air stick around longer and longer after each cooldown.
This weekend has a fairly significant cooldown on the way. We’re talking cold enough temperatures that if we were seeing them with precipitation, snow would come in across large stretches of the nation.
Check out this map, for Saturday – this comes, of course, after another storm system earlier on this week that will impact the nation:
Notice all of the blue-shaded areas. There is your cold. That cold front arrives without much fanfare – just cold air and possibly some northern flurries. There is more cold air that will reinforce the original batch as we head through the weekend.
Here is Sunday:
Notice the coldest air as it moves gradually eastward. That is good news for residents of Iowa and western Missouri – but maybe not so much for Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Monday even MORE cold air moves back in. We’ll talk actual surface temps in a moment, but check this out:
S0 – there you have it. The march goes on as round after round of colder air tries to filter into the mainland section of the United States.
Check out these computer model forecasted highs for this upcoming weekend:
Look up at northern North Dakota & Minnesota – those are highs forecasted to be near 40 degrees!
We’ll watch this closely – stay tuned!
WeatherNation Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer @ashafferWNTV