Daily Archives: February 20, 2012
Good Monday evening to one and all. We’re putting the wraps on a fantastic day across the bluegrass state. Temps hit the 40s for many areas and we are seeing a lot of ugly snowmen showing up across the south and southeast.
We have a couple of systems to contend with over the next several days. The first brings some showers into town as we head into Tuesday. Winds will pick up as temps warm into the 50s. Those 50s hang tough into Wednesday and we may tickle 60. Thursday looks to be a windy and fairly warm day with highs in the 60s ahead of an approaching storm.
This system looks pretty dynamic for Thursday night into the start of the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible into Friday morning. A drastic drop in temps will then take place and we may see some snow flying by Friday afternoon and evening.
The new run of the European Model is showing a heck of a low on top of the Ohio Valley that blows up as it heads into the northeast…
That’s a strong system with a lot of wind potential and the chance for some decent wraparound snows. We will keep an eye on it.
Have a great evening and take care.
Good Monday everyone. We are coming off a very wild weekend for parts of the bluegrass state. Much of southern and southeastern Kentucky was hammered by a winter storm. The active pattern that brought that storm system looks to continue as we roll through the next week or two.
The Sunday snowstorm brought widespread 4″-8″ amounts across the south and southeast. This heavy, wet snow knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents and also knocked down trees and closed some roads. The highest snow report I could find was 11″ near Black Mountain.
That system is behind us and it’s on to a brighter and milder Monday. Highs today will reach the mid and upper 40s for many areas with some low 50s in the west.
A weak cold front drops into the area for Tuesday and will cause scattered showers to increase. This front won’t have much cold air behind it and, if anything, Wednesday looks much milder. Readings for Wednesday and Thursday should spike well into the 50s.
That surge of mild air is ahead of a big dip in the jet stream that heads our way by Friday. This should be a very strong cold front swinging through here and looks like it will being a nice temp drop on Friday. Rain ahead of the front should switch to some snow behind it. Here’s the GFS…
Have a great Monday and take care.