Daily Archives: February 9, 2013

Tracking The Return Of Winter

Good Saturday and welcome to the weekend. We have a fairly nice day taking shape across the bluegrass state as the sun makes a return visit. Temps will be close to normal, but we have a surge of 50s on the way for Sunday. Let’s not get too spoiled by all this as Old Man Winter is plotting his return next week and beyond.

Skies will become partly to mostly sunny today as temps hit the low and mid 40s in the east and low 50s in the west.

A cold front will work our way later Sunday and this will bring a windy and mild day to the state. Widespread showers will develop across the west and roll eastward during the afternoon and evening. Winds will continue to gust up as colder air slowly moves in on Monday.

That colder air will be the first warning shot of winters return. The overall pattern continues to look very favorable for cold and snow chances for the middle and end of the month into early March.

The first chance for snow comes Tuesday night and Wednesday as a storm system develops to our southwest. The models are going back and forth on just how much of an impact this has on our weather. The latest GFS offers a glancing blow of snow…

GFS

Given the northwesterly trend we’ve seen in the models over the years, we have it right where we want it. :) We will see how the trends go over the next few days.

The setup really catching my eye is late in the coming week into next weekend. Take a look at what a deep trough dives into the region…

GFS 3

That’s the look of another big storm developing across the eastern part of the country… only farther west and south than the one this weekend. That’s exactly what the GFS has been hinting at for several days now…

GFS 2The pattern is loaded with potential through the rest of the month into early March. Will we finally cash in our snowy chips we’ve been holding for several years? We will soon find out.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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