Cold eases its grip....light snow this weekend....larger storm next week?

A COLD start to your Wednesday with wind chills around 20 to 30 below.  The good news is we have some "warmer" air on the way with temps climbing into the 20s by the end of the week and staying there to start the weekend.  A minor upper level wave will be moving into the area for Friday into the weekend.  1-3" looks like a good bet with temps cooling a bit into the teens for Sunday.  A quiet start to next week but there is a series of storms in the Pacific, and a large piece of that will enter the desert southwest next week.  Where does it go from here?  As the upper level charts show, this comes at us in 2 pieces and will increase our moisture for the latter part of NEXT week with increasing chances for snow.  Where that upper L tracks will tell us how much snow we get.  One thing looks like a good likelihood is that we will add to our snow pack for the first week or so in February.  We are also seeing signs of the PV (Polar Vortex) possibly on the move southward shortly after the first week in Feb. as a ridge builds into Alaska.  Stay tuned....

Chief Meteorologist,

Dean Wysocki