Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

Tracking Another Clipper

Good Monday everyone and thanks for all your reports over the past several days. The weather has been nothing short of wild for the past few weeks, but looks to calm down a bit this week. We do have one more clipper to track across the region later today into tonight. This one looks to deliver different results than the ones from the weekend.

This clipper is a bit farther north and will bring mainly light snow across northern Kentucky and some cold rain across the south. A transition zone will set up somewhere in between, but where that sets up won’t be known until the clipper works in.

You can see the more northward track on the GFS Snowfall map…

GFS 2

A reinforcing shot of cold will funnel in behind the clipper for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps will generally run in the 30s.

Thursday will see slightly milder air working in with temps rebounding into the 40s. Clouds will quickly increase ahead of the next system arriving by Thursday night and Friday. That looks like a cold rain maker for us…

GFS

Temps Friday will may come back down into the 30s. A few model runs of late have suggested this storm could tap cold enough air to produce some flakes. We shall see.

Mild air will then surge in for the upcoming weekend. Temps will be well into the 40s Saturday and 50s by Sunday as showers and possible thunder pushes in. That’s ahead of a plains storm system that slowly heads our way into early next week. The trend on this setup looks fairly wet and not as mild as it once did. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a cold front stall on top of us with waves of low pressure developing along it. That could be a heavy rain maker.

All indications are for another super wintry setup coming later next week and carrying us through the rest of the month. How about this… I don’t think we’ve seen our biggest snowfall of the winter, yet. I’m about to the time of year I stop really liking snow, so I’m torn on whether or not to be happy about this pattern.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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