Good Saturday morning bloggers,
Today will see highs in the 40s with abundant sunshine. This will be by far and away the warmest day of the next seven as we turn our attention to the Arctic.
A cold front will move through Sunday, followed by a stronger surge on Christmas Eve. There will be a winter storm in the middle of the country on Christmas Day, but it appears it will be too far south to bring our area significant snow. We may have some Christmas flurries to add a little atmosphere to a frigid day. Santa will feel right at home!
MAP #1: 3 PM TODAY It will be nice with highs in the 40s as Arctic air builds to the north.
MAP #2: 3 PM SUNDAY It will be colder as a cold front moves through along with increasing low clouds.
A small system will be tracking by to the south.
MAP #3: 3 PM CHRISTMAS EVE The small system to our south tracks to the east, allowing Arctic air to pour south.
MAP #4: 3 PM CHRISTMAS DAY A winter storm will be tracking across the southenrn plains and delta region.
It appears it will be too far south to bring our area accumulating snow, but Springfield, MO, Tulsa, OK and Little Rock, AR will be different.
Our area will be cloudy with a few flurries and frigid with highs in the teens and wind chills near zero!
MAP #5: UPPER LEVEL FLOW 430 PM CHRISTMAS DAY. This is the storm that will likely bring a “White Christmas” to
Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri. On this map there is another system off of the west coast on the far left.
This system may bring our region some snow next Friday.
Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!