We are still 6-7 days away from this but medium range model guidance at this juncture continues to show the return of winter by the middle of next week with some pretty cold air coming down from Canada into the Midwest. Models are still differing though on the strength of this cold shot but as of now, a period of below normal to well below normal temperatures is looking likely during this time period, potentially extending beyond Wednesday. Some early thoughts and images below.....
The loop below runs from next Monday afternoon into next Thursday morning. As mentioned above, we are still a week or so away from this so things can and probably will change some so take exact values at a grain of salt at this time....but the overall large scale pattern being modeled supports at least below normal temperatures into the Midwest for the middle of next week. You can see some pretty cold air coming down into the region by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Stay tuned for continued updates on this the rest of this week and this coming weekend as Canada looks to unload its cold air on us in the future....