Early German settlers in our area called the unseasonably warm, dry period after the first hard freeze “Altweibersommer”, as it tended to occur every year (like the January thaw when you have burst of spring in January). AKA Indian Summer, it will come to an end next week……….
After a nice weekend, Monday will be windy & warm with 66-71.
A good 1-2″ rainfall & isolated severe risk will be with us Tuesday. The high of 64-70 will occur early. A rapid temperature drop will occur in the afternoon with a fall through the 50s to the 40s with a strong northwest wind.
It may be 66 when you go to work, then 42 when you go home with wind chills in the 30s!
Some scattered flurries & snow showers are possible Thursday-Friday with highs only in the 30s with northwest winds gusting to 25 mph.
There continues to be signs of an even more potent round of cold around December 16 with lows in the single digits with highs in the 20s!
In terms of snowfall, some is possible, though this will tend to be a rather dry, very cold pattern. I cannot rule out some accumulation, though a significant winter storm is not evident at the moment in our area. We will monitor nonetheless!
Once we bleed the supply of the Arctic air, temperatures will tend to warm very rapidly & significantly toward Christmas. In fact, a sudden burst of spring-like weather is possible in what will be a winter of extremes.