Confidence Increasing for Major East Coast Arctic Outbreak

As we turn into the new week, confidence by the ensembles is increasing for some kind of winter storm on or around Wednesday that could affect anywhere from New England to Virginia. If this solution were to verify, much of the East Coast will be WELL BELOW normal for this time of year with the threat for snow or ice. However, confidence is very low for how far south any wintry precipitation could break out. The Northeast at the moment is looking like a more likely target for any type of winter storm.

There is a likelihood that while there could be a major storm, the bigger issue will be an Arctic outbreak.. Extremely frigid temperatures are slated to move in behind the departing storm on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will be EXTREMELY cold air for this time of year. This outbreak will likely be the biggest impacts by far from this event on Tuesday and Wednesday.

GEFS temperature departures are shown below.

EXTREMELY COLD times are ahead for this upcoming week! Heavy winter clothes, hats, gloves, and scarves are recommended to keep warm from the cold. It’s not even winter yet! This could be a sign of how cold this winter could be.

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!