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Another Taste of Winter Arrives this Week

Posted at 5:55 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 19:12:45-05

We are only a few days into November, and this month is already turning out to be very similar to what we experienced in October.

Another strong system coming out of Canada will usher in some big changes mid-week. Not only will there be a cold blast of air, but there appears to be just enough moisture to give us a slight chance for snow. As you know, we recorded our first snowfall of the season on October 14 with 1.4 inches.

It has been a wet couple of days with rain Saturday and Monday. While totals were not significant, we did have 3/4 of an inch recorded at Eppley since Saturday.

We catch a brief break from through Wednesday, but then a series of fronts and disturbances usher in the coldest air of the season

The most noticeable change will unfold on Thursday. A strong ridge of high pressure near the north pole will begin making its move. As it dives south, conditions are looking more favorable not only for a huge drop in temperatures but also a chance for snow. For all of this to come together, timing is a key factor, and the models are coming into better agreement that we will see snow. Totals for the metro are currently showing a half inch or less with higher amounts of 1-2 inches south of I-80.
We will continue to track the storm system very closely, so keep checking back with us for more updates