Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

Time posted: 11:29 pm

Tracking Winter Into The Weekend

Good Friday to one and all. A developing winter storm is taking aim at the Ohio Valley this weekend and will impact our weather here in Kentucky. How great of an impact depends on where you live, with northern parts of the state trying to make it two weekends in a row with heavy snow.

Before we get to the Sunday part of the storm… we have some stuff to go through in the shorter term.

A few clouds will roll into town today as temps hit the upper 30s and low 40s. A touch of light rain or a mix will be possible across the west late in the day. That action will increase as it works across the southern half of the state later tonight into Saturday morning.

The NAM is showing rain and snow across the south and southeast tomorrow morning…

NAM

Could there be a ribbon of sticking snow for a few spots in the southeast? Hmmm… possible. The rest of the state will see a mix of sun and clouds with temps in the 40s and just a small chance for a shower or two.

The main storm arrives late Saturday night into Sunday. An area of low pressure will track into the state and will bring a lot of moisture with it. The storm will slowly give way to a stronger low to our east and this will allow for much colder air to surge in from the north and west.

After breaking down each model I can get my hand son, here’s the areas most at risk…

Special Areas to the north of the Ohio River have the highest chance at picking up the most snow. The risk for heavy snow will lessen the farther south we go. Keep in mind… that’s certainly not set in stone as we still have 2 days to go before the storm moves in. The map is just a guide to the areas most at risk from 2 days out.

Regardless of whether or not the heavy snow axis sets up around here… everyone will get in on wraparound snows Sunday night and early Monday. That could put down accumulations for some. Additional rounds of snow showers will be with us for much of next week as the cold continues to be king.

I will have updates later today. Make it a great Friday and take care.

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Time posted: 12:50 pm

Update On The Late Weekend Winter Storm Potential

Good Thursday afternoon. I often talk about how you know we’re in a good winter pattern when it snows during the smallest of opportunities. Today is one of those days as snow showers cranked out light accumulations across much of the state. Temps are struggling to get out of the 20s and temps may challenge records for coldest high readings ever recorded on this date.

My attention continues to be focused on a late weekend winter storm that looks to impact our region. As a matter of fact… we may upgrade to a Winter Storm Threat by tonight. The clear trend on the models is for a colder solution on Sunday and Sunday night as a storm rolls just to our south and east. A swath of heavy snow is likely along and north of the track of the storm.

The NAM is putting a smackdown on parts of the state…

NAM Snow

The GFS has been very similar of late in showing heavy snow across the northern half of the state Sunday and Sunday night.

Wraparound snows would then work across the region into early Monday as snow showers start to take over. Think about this… it may snow each day next week.

Yay, spring!

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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