These areas above in the single digits, teens, and 20s have plenty of snow cover on the ground. Alaska has had its coldest and snowiest start to autumn in decades and this has allowed an awfully cold air mass to build up to our north and it will get a good push our way by a strong jet stream. It will feel like December here at home by late Sunday night and Monday. The other boot is about to fall!
A 30 degree fall in about 8 hours is quite impressive, but not as impressive as the wind storm about to hit our area. Expect 40 to 45 mph wind gusts Sunday afternoon and early evening ahead of our arctic front. The wind speeds at jet stream level will be up to 125 mph. Now that is what I call the Siberian express. The wind will still be gusty by Monday morning taking wind chills down in the teens so remember to wear the layers. The good news is this rough stuff will be out of here by time the kids trick or treat next Friday with a nice warm-up. It should be quite a treat but for now get ready for a December trick up nature's sleeve. Have a great weekend! Take care.