Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

Thursday Evening Thoughts

Good evening to one and all. WKYT may be the starting point of the zombie apocalypse as everyone around here is walking around with some type of sickness. Yes, that has now carried over to your friendly weatherdude and my eyes certainly show it. Regardless, the weather never stops and neither do I. Let’s roll.

The system moving in for Saturday night and Sunday continues to look like a light snow producer. Here’s the GFS…

GFS

That may put down a light accumulation … especially later Sunday into Sunday evening.

Temps are going to warm early next week, but that warming trend looks wimpy and very short. Many of the new models bring a stout cold front in here Tuesday night and Wednesday morning…

GFS 2

When you see models advertise a big warm up, then see them take it away as we get closer… that’s usually a sign a cold pattern is locked in. That pattern is VERY likely to go into the tank by next weekend through the rest of the month. This has the potential to become a memorable period across much of the country.

The European Model is on board with one heck of a pattern kicking in by next weekend…

EuroLook out below!!!

Make it a great evening and take care.

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Tracking Some Weekend Flakes

Good Thursday to one and all. Our cold pattern continues across the bluegrass state with temps running several degrees below normal. While we have the cold, everyone is wanting more snow to go along with it. The best I can give you right now is a period of light snow and flurries this coming weekend. Hang tough… the pattern is ripe for some serious snow and cold for the middle and end of the month.

Today will feature a weak system working across the Ohio Valley. This doesn’t have any moisture to work with, but will bring some clouds back in here. Can someone see a snowflake? Maybe in the north. Temps will top out in the 30s.

The weekend will bring a disturbance into town and this will likely produce a few periods of light snow and flurries. The NAM and the GFS both show some light action…

NAM GFSThe upper air charts suggests those models are likely underdoing the amount of precipitation amounts. It’s very possible for many areas to pick up on light accumulations before the weekend is over.

Next week is going to be a big week of changes. Our temps are likely to warm toward 50 for a few days for the middle and end of the week. But, that won’t last very long at all as a supercharged wintry pattern takes shape by the following weekend. Check out what a dip in the jet stream showing up by then…

GFSThat setup is likely to deliver some serious cold and snow to our region and should bring the goods to much of the country.

If you want to see just how different the pattern is this winter compared to last winter. Check out the snow cover…

Snow Year

I will have another update later today. Have a great Thursday and take care.

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