Daily Archives: April 20, 2012
Good Saturday everyone. We have been harping on big chill down for around a week now and that shot of chill is here. Temps over the next several days are going to run way below normal as the overall pattern takes on a bit of a wintry look. That look may not go away without a fight later next week. More on that in a bit.
Today will find showers across much of central and eastern Kentucky this morning. These showers will slowly taper off from west to east this afternoon and that may mean some sunshine for many. This is especially true for western and central parts of the commonwealth. Temps will not move very much at all and should be in the low and mid 50s for highs. Gusty winds will add an extra chill to the air.
Sunday looks to feature a mix of sun and clouds with the threat for a shower or two with a weak system diving in from the northwest. This happens as a big storm works up the east coast…
That may bring some big snows to the northern Appalachian Mountains and into parts of the northeast. It just means the chilly air continues to funnel in here through early next week. Highs Sunday should be in the upper 50s and low 60s and will drop into the low and mid 50s on Monday. Overnight lows will make a run at the freezing mark by Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Warmer air is going to fight back in here by the middle of the week and that may fire up a shower or storm. The end of the week pattern may feature one heck of a temperature gradient across the Ohio Valley and that could mean rounds of storms around here…
That will be something to keep an eye on as it could mean a severe weather and heavy rain threat.
Enjoy your Saturday and have a great day.
Good Friday everyone. We are kicking off our weekend on a very warm and windy note across the bluegrass state. Today’s weather isn’t a sign of things to come over the next few days as we do see some big changes blowing in later tonight. This will set us up for much cooler temps for the next several days.
High temps today will warm well into the mid and upper 70s with an 80 possible for some areas. Skies will be partly sunny with a little more clouds as we head into the afternoon. Stray showers and storms may develop across the region, but the bulk of the action comes in from the west this evening. That’s when a cold front works our way.
A slow-moving line of showers and storms will move eastward across the state tonight into Saturday. The rain will slowly end from west to east during the afternoon hours and some folks could see some decent late day weather… especially in he west. Temps will drop off in a big way with readings in the 40s to start and struggling to get out of the 50s during the afternoon.
Sunday will see us in between systems with some sunshine and temps near 60 for highs.
A few showers may drop in from the northwest Sunday night into Monday as a stronger push of chilly air works in. The new GFS is coming back around to a mega storm just to our east…
Monday should be our coldest day of the bunch with temps in the low and mid 50s for highs. That will go along with a gusty wind.
Temps will slowly recover to normal by Tuesday and Wednesday. That should lead us into a very warm period for the end of next week as a heat ridge builds across the plains states…
We will need to watch for some northwest to southeast moving thunderstorms later in the week into next weekend. Those storms tend to fire up on the cusp of the heat and can often cause rounds of severe weather.
Have a great Friday and take care.