Daily Archives: November 28, 2011
Good evening gang. Heavy rains continue to work across much of central and eastern Kentucky. The flood threat will be on the rise into the overnight hours and if you live in a flood prone area… please keep an eye on water levels. We have talked a lot about the high water threat and there really isn’t anything else I can say about it.
I want to take this time to talk about the snow threat. Western Kentucky has been seeing on and off snows since last evening and this is an area that has the chance at getting in on heavy snow later tonight into early Tuesday. The snows can come down hard enough to accumulate quickly in some areas as this has been happening across parts of Tennessee. The rest of the state will then get in on some snow later Tuesday into early Wednesday.
Here’s a rough look at what i’m thinking…
The area of western Kentucky I have highlighted in the heavy snow threat will be the one to really watch out for tonight. The area I have as “watching” is an area that will be on the cusp of the heavier snow. I am not mentioning accumulations because it’s not a given the heaviest snow sneaks that far north out of Tennessee. If it does materialize… then 2″-4″ of snow would be possible for some areas. IF!
Areas of west central and southern Kentucky will see some snow mixing in with the rain by morning as cold air lifts northward. Many areas will see a break in the precip tomorrow afternoon before the backlash rain and snows move in from the northwest tomorrow night. This is when some local, light accumulations will be possible.
Track the weather…
Rainfall Since Midnight
Updates via twitter with a full blog update later tonight. Take care.
Good Monday to one and all. Heavy rain continues to fall across the bluegrass state and this trend will continue into early Tuesday. High water will continue to be a big concern during this time as we await the wintry aspect of this storm.
Parts of western Kentucky saw some snow from this system overnight and they could see a few more flakes early today. Let’s break down the evolution of this bad boy…
- The slug of rain will continue to hang tough across the state today. Many areas will pick up another 1″-2″ of rain into tonight. This will fall on the 1″-2″ of rain we’ve already received and flooding should become, at least, a local issue.
- Flooding is also likely on some of the rivers across the state. Warnings for parts of the Green, Licking and Ohio Rivers are already out and I expect more to follow.
- Temps today are going to be wild looking with readings in the 50s to near 60 east with upper 30s and low 40s west. Temps in between could actually fluctuate several degrees in yo yo fashion today.
- The big upper level low parked to our south today and tonight will produce snow all the way into the deep south. This stuff may reach all the way into northern Louisiana!
- The upper low swings northward into our region on Tuesday and we will see temps drop rapidly from south to north.
- Rain will mix with some snow as the colder air sweeps in from the south. We should see some dry hours thrown into the mix.
- A comma head of rain and snow will then work in Tuesday night behind the departing area of low pressure. This is when a light snowfall can occur in many areas as light snow and flurries carry us into early Wednesday. Here is the GFS snow forecast…
We shall see how that works out. Take a look at just how far south the snow is on that map. That’s impressive!
Here are your tracking toys for the day…
I will have more updates later today so check back. Stay dry and take care.