Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

Tracking The Changes Ahead

Good Wednesday to one and all. Our change to milder weather is underway and this will lead us into some nice temps over the next several days. The mild air will bring some shower chances back into the commonwealth as early as late Thursday. Our nice numbers may be getting all the hype this week, but the return of old man winter will be getting all the play next week and beyond.

Do you guys remember what was going on 5 years ago today? We were picking up the pieces from a massive tornado and severe weather outbreak across Kentucky and surrounding states. 18 tornadoes touched down in the state February 5-6, 2008. 85 total twisters were recorded during the “Super Tuesday Outbreak”…

Super Tuesday Outbreak 2 Super Tuesday Outbreak

 In addition to the tornadoes, widespread damaging winds swept across much of Kentucky.

Things are much calmer out there today compared to 5 years ago. Highs will range from the 30s in the north to 50 in the south with a mix of sun and clouds.

Thursday will see temps take off with highs surging into the 50s across the board.

A complex storm system begins to impact our weather by Thursday night. One area of low pressure works into the Ohio Valley as another storm develops to our southeast. Showers will increase by late Thursday and kick into high gear Thursday night and Friday morning.

These two storms will then come together to form a nor’easte. That strengthening storm will pull colder air southward into Kentucky…

GFSThat has a chance to produce some snowflakes around here later Friday.

Milder air returns by Saturday as readings head back toward 50 degrees. That will set the stage for even milder air for Sunday as a cold front heads our way. Some showers will develop before the weekend is over as a strong cold front moves our way.

That front blows through here later Monday or Tuesday as much colder air moves in. That may set the stage for another storm trying to form across the southeastern U.S. by the middle of the week. The GFS and European Models have formed a bit of an alliance…

GFS

We will see how that one works out, but the middle and end of the month look to feature a whole lot of winter.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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