The weather pattern will turn quite cold over the East this second half of December, but will any moisture merge within this more wintry cycle?
As I’ve mentioned before, computer guidance beyond the 48-72 hour time frame is often unreliable with respect to storms, but can usually pick up on major jet stream configurations that establish the general trends.
It looks clear that arctic air will launch repeated assaults over the next two weeks. The storm tracks will also keep favoring southern stream moisture and concurrent northern clipper-type storms. The million dollar question remains… will the southern systems keep zipping off to the south and east, as seems to be the forecast trend, or will one of them brush close enough to bring us some snow.
This could be interesting to watch through the end of this month.
*by Jim Duncan