Good afternoon everyone!
Basically the same pattern as was talked about 2 days ago. Most of the U.S. will again, experience minimum night time / morning temperatures below freezing, with freezing conditions once again reach the Florida Panhandle on Thursday. Beginning late Friday, minimum temperatures begin to warm, especially over the extreme southern U.S., and milder temperatures extending into the Tidewater and Mid Atlantic areas by Sunday.
Analysis of Global Models yesterday indicated a strong low pressure system moving over the eastern portions of the U.S. by next Thursday, which may have brought blizzard conditions on the western side of the low. However, this mornings run shows models have backed off on intensity somewhat. I will be looking at this as we get further into the forecast period to see if any changes occur. I do expect another shot of cold air around that time (06 FEB.) to once again, extend pretty far south.
For the west central Florida area where I reside, the coldest of the minimum night time temperatures should occur on Thurs. morning, with lows in the mid 40’s nearer to the coast, and high 30’s to low 40’s further inland away from the immediate coast.
Accumulated snowfall over the next 84 – 96 hours doesn’t appear to be too significant.
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Have a blessed day!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST
MEMBER WEST CENTRAL FL AMS
CERTIFIED SKYWARN OFFICIAL STORM SPOTTER (advanced)