Time posted: 2:06 am

Focusing On The Next Storm Potential

Good Sunday, folks. Round of heavy rain have drenched much of the region over the past few days as a slow-moving upper low moved through. That system is moving away, with nice weather to follow to begin the new week. That good stuff isn’t going to last long as another powerhouse of a storm looks to develop by Thursday and Friday.

That has a pretty interesting look to it and I will talk more about that in a bit.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Leftover showers will be slow to depart the eastern half of the state as clouds linger through the afternoon. Western parts of the state may see some clearing, boosting temps into the low 50s there. Much of the rest of the state stays in  the seasonal 40s.

Here are your radars to track any leftover shower…

Temps over the next few days will be back in the 40s with lows hitting the 20s. Those numbers are about normal for this time of year.

Another big storm system targets the region and much of the eastern half of the country later this week. There’s a lot of energy swinging through during this time and how all that energy plays together will be the determining factor on the weather across Kentucky.

Check out the look of this system upstairs….

How all that translates to the surface remains to be seen. The GFS continues to develop a very deep low pressure that would bring wind and rain to snow across our region…

The ICON Model has a similar look, but watch it jump around with where to put the surface low or lows…

The European Model has a big, disruptive storm for a lot of people…

That’s one massive storm system in terms of how large it is!

The new version of the GFS has a similar overall look, but it’s all over the place trying to develop multiple lows…

The Canadian seems to be struggling most with this system and is showing the biggest swings from one run to the next…

The type of weather we get around here really depends on how all that upper level energy comes together. If you want more of a snow and winter aspect, you don’t want that energy spread out, you want more of a consolidated look.

How that system plays out will be the determining factor on how things play out a couple of systems coming behind it for later next weekend into Christmas.

Once again, there is NO shortage of action for us to track.

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 7:00 pm

Saturday Evening Post

Good evening, folks. As expected, it’s been another soaker of a day across many areas, with several spots picking up 1″-2″ on the day, so far. Lexington has a chance at breaking another daily rainfall record before the stroke of midnight. Shocker! 😉

As we focus on the future,  the end of the week storm continues to look very interesting as it shows up stronger and stronger on the forecast models.

The GFS has a major storm that deepens into a monster low, bringing rain, wind and snow to our region from Thursday through early Saturday…

The new version of the GFS is also showing a monster storm, with a slightly farther east track and has our second system showing up behind it later in the weekend…

The European Model is a bit weaker with the storm, but still has a widespread powerhouse of a storm…

The same model then brings a lighter system across the region late Sunday into early Christmas Eve Day…

At the end of the run, you can see another storm system starting to develop on Christmas morning…

The Canadian Model doesn’t have nearly as big of a storm for Thursday and Friday, but does show the second system over the weekend…

It also shows the Christmas Eve system…

Interesting times ahead and it should make for a lot of fun tracking it all as we roll closer and closer to Christmas.

I leave you with your evening rain tracking toys…

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:50 am

Upper Low Moves Through

Good Saturday, folks. Rounds of heavy rain continue to roll across the state as big upper level low spins across the region. This means more ugly weather through the weekend, with bigger changes on the way as we head into next week. Those changes may include some winter weather returning by late week.

Before we get to that, let me invite you guys to come see me and my WKYT family  from noon until 2pm today at Fayette Mall…

We will be ringing the bell for The Salvation Army. Put some money in the Kettle and we will hook you up with a #WKYTRulesWinter ruler. Haters are welcome, as well. I promise you guys will actually like me in person. 🙂

Ok, back to weather. Rounds of rain continue to sweep across the region and can put down another inch or two in some areas. This could cause a few local high water issues to develop, especially if we can pop a few more thunderstorms…

Leftover showers hang around into Sunday as the low works to our east. Temps come back down to seasonally chilly levels that last into early next week. A brief spike in the numbers takes place on Wednesday ahead of our next storm system.

This system is looking more and more interesting as we get closer. Some of the models are developing another big storm across the eastern part of the country. Unlike the current one, this one should have some cold air to tap.

The GFS is really wrapping this storm up with rain to snow from Thursday through Saturday…

The new version of the GFS is also bombing this storm out, but is a bit farther east…

The Icon isn’t quite as strong, but is singing a similar tune…

The European Model also has a big storm system…

Another system tries to follow all that up by Sunday into Christmas Eve. The GFS has a nice look for winter lovers…

 

The Canadian Model has the same general idea with the late week system, but has more of a cold front passing through by Sunday…

I will hook you up with updates later today. Have a good one and take care.

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