I’m as fired up as I’ve been all winter for the potential of next weekend. Does that mean “it has to happen?” No, but with all due respect to the southeast ridge (it’ll have it’s say with our weather mid/ late week with a couple days of warmth, relative to average), when I see a strong, sprawling arctic high descend into the Plains and Lakes, trouble always looms- especially when you have resistance from said ridge.
It’s far too early to determine the precise details with regard to precipitation type and placement, but folks living in the Ohio Valley and Mid West should monitor the forecast for next weekend. You’re not going to move an arctic high out of the way and modeling will be forced to “correct” with time. Speaking of modeling, anticipate to continue seeing wild swings from run-to-run over the next few days.
That said, when push comes to shove, at the end of the day I anticipate waves of low pressure moving northeast along a pressing arctic front next weekend, with all sorts of precipitation types in play. In my opinion, an impactful event looms from a snow and ice perspective through a widespread portion of the Mid West and Ohio Valley next weekend…
At the very least, it’ll be another fun week in the forecast office!
Hope your Saturday is treating you well! More later!